Strategic Focus: Fleet Telematics And Driver Safety Technologies

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Executive Summary

The National Safety Council (NSC) estimates that, in the US alone, there are more than four million roadway injuries that require medical attention each year. Emerging EHS technologies are providing firms with the ability to identify, prevent and mitigate risks associated with vehicle accidents and roadway safety. Example fleet telematics and driver safety technologies include proximity sensors, location-tracking devices, smart glasses, and asset and maintenance record-keeping software. These technologies are utilized by a diverse range of executives, including fleet, facilities, operations and EHS managers. This report provides corporate EHS decision-makers with an overview of the technologies available for ensuring driver safety and what firms can do to strategically align their operations to manage risk and protect their workers more effectively.

Table of contents

Utilizing Technology To Ensure Driver And Worker Road Safety 
Building A Connected Ecosystem Of Solutions For Risk Mitigation Is A Key Part Of The Vision For Vehicle Safety
Enterprise Software Solutions Offer Multiple Ways To Manage Fleets And Vehicle Routes
Emerging EHS Technologies Augment Software Capabilities For Real-Time Accident Prevention
Four Strategies To Ensure An Effective Fleet Safety And Vehicle Accident Prevention Programme

Table of figures

Figure 1. Adoption of Vehicle Telematics For Safety By Industry 
Figure 2. Example Fleet Telematic And Driver Safety Technologies 
Figure 3. The Role Of Technology In Fleet Management 

About the authors

Yaowen Ma

Principal Analyst

Yaowen is a Principal Analyst at Verdantix conducting research on EHS and ESG information management. His current agenda focuses on digital technologies, best practices and growth strategies across EHS, product stewardship, sustainability performance and ESG risk management. Yaowen has more than seven years of experience managing and delivering EHS and ESG research and consulting engagements to corporates, vendors, investors and industry associations. He holds a dual major bachelor’s degree in environmental management and international relations from the University of Pennsylvania.

Bill Pennington

Research Director, Environment, Health & Safety

Bill leads the Verdantix Environment, Health & Safety practice. His current agenda focuses on EHS and sustainability services, product stewardship as well as benchmarking EHS technology buyer’s budgets, priorities and preferences globally. Bill comes from a background of corporate EHS roles in the manufacturing and logistics industries. He holds an MBS degree in sustainability from the Rutgers University.

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