California, US: Trimble launched a global safety initiative to help fleets become safer, more efficient and greener. As part of the fleet safety initiative, Trimble introduced a new addition to its portfolio—Trimble DriverSafety solution. The stand-alone solution is designed to provide real-time feedback of unsafe manoeuvres to drivers and a comprehensive picture for safety managers and fleet operation teams to accurately measure and mitigate fleet safety risks. Coupled with Trimble’s GeoManager for GPS fleet management and vehicle diagnostics, organisations can realise the benefits of both telematics and advanced safety reporting in a flexible, integrated solution.
“Trimble’s initiative will focus on expanding its safety solutions for fleet and mobile workforce management. The purpose is not only to help fleets but to allow companies to better partner with their insurance providers to reduce risks,” said Rick Beyer, vice president of Trimble’s Mobile Solutions segment.
“Driving behaviour is the largest factor influencing crash costs and fuel inefficiency. Globally, about 6 percent of all fleet vehicles are involved in an accident each year. Many of these are preventable. And, according to the US Department of Transportation, up to 33 percent of fuel consumption can be reduced with less aggressive driving,” said Mark Rosenker, former chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board and Trimble Senior Safety Advisor. “Trimble’s innovative approach will deliver measurable improvements that directly translate into cost savings by helping to reduce accidents, injuries and lost productivity, as well as improve fuel economy and reduce CO2 emissions.”