Your drivers play an invaluable part of your fleet. As they move throughout your local area or across the country, they represent your company to your clients, potential customers, and all other drivers on the road. They are also the people responsible for meeting deadlines and schedules, so effectively managing your workforce is a must for business success.
There are many factors influencing driver behavior and happiness, but workplace satisfaction is one of the most important. In this blog, we’ll discuss the power of telematics in workforce management and driver happiness. To see how telematics can benefit your fleet, keep reading below.
1. Improve job satisfaction
Telematics solutions offer numerous perks to management, but they also benefit the drivers who use them. These tools relieve drivers of numerous time-consuming tasks and streamline much of their daily processes. The introduction of ELDs, for example, has eliminated the need for paper logs. The FMCSA estimates that electronic logging saves drivers an average of 19 hours of work every year. Telematics can also give drivers a clear picture of their driving behavior, providing goals and solid evidence of their successes and failures. With a better understanding of how they’re driving, drivers can have greater control over their performance and higher satisfaction with their work.
2. Attract and retain drivers
When you offer a positive work environment for your drivers, you increase your chances of retaining and attracting your workforce. Telematics allows you to build a culture of support and success for drivers. By providing optimized routing, driver coaching, and easy communication with office staff, your drivers will be equipped to perform better and work more effectively. As driver satisfaction rises, your fleet will be more attractive to high-quality applicants, further improving your workforce.
3. Increase driver safety
Your drivers’ performance is important, but their safety is an even higher priority. Installing GPS tracking and telematics devices allows you to keep track of your drivers’ locations and needs. If they run into problems, you can quickly provide assistance. You can also provide targeted training that helps drivers avoid dangerous behaviors, such as speeding or harsh braking. Optimized routing can help them avoid dangerous roads and ensure the fastest routes, enabling success without putting additional stress and pressure on drivers.
How do you empower workplace satisfaction for your fleet?