There are thousands of water, power and gas utilities serving rate payers throughout the U.S. Like any other business, they too are challenged with providing a great product and service to the public. Fortunately, there are tools available to assist them in achieving their goals. Like government agencies, with a logo on their vehicles, they are at very high risk of lawsuits. So they too, must take a proactive role of ensuring that their employees are driving safely and their vehicles are being used for their intended purpose and for official use only.
Odd Hours Reporting
Our GPS solutions enable our clients to know when vehicles are being used outside of assigned hours. This feature provides immediate notice if a vehicle is stolen or perhaps being used for personal use. Personal use of agency vehicles raises liability, reduces vehicle life, increases vehicle maintenance, and reduces available fuel – thereby raising costs.
Speeding, Hard Braking and Rapid Acceleration & Idling
By being able to manage driver behavior, an agency is much less likely to find itself involved in a lawsuit. This technology easily allows management to manage to exception and identify only violations of speed policies, reckless driving and excessive idling. All of these have direct impact on costs associated with fuel, maintenance, new vehicles, and emissions.
Geo-Fences and Landmarks
By properly establishing and using electronic fences and locations indicators, agencies can manage operational goals (scheduled visits to water testing points, power grid inspections, etc.), identify problem areas, identify secure areas, identify maintenance issues, etc.
Although most people think that tracking solutions are used to discipline employees, the opposite is actually true. Most people are good employees. The fact of the matter is that agencies are most often able to use the technology to verify that their employee or vehicle was not the one in question from a complainant.
By having all vehicles operating with a universal solution, Agencies can properly create, manage and administer agency-wide disaster response initiatives. However, first-and-foremost, agencies can immediately verify the safety of its employees.
With the appropriate use of vehicle camera systems and backing sensors, agencies can immediately reduce liability, increase employee safety, increase public safety, and reduce the cost associated with vehicle damage. Cameras include dual-vision in-cab camera options as well as traditional backing camera solutions.