When managing a fleet of vehicles, knowing the real-time location of all drivers allows management to meet customer needs more efficiently. Whether it is delivery, service or other multi-vehicle enterprises.
has invested in world class GPS technology for tracking purposes hence allow real-time asset location on a map and closely monitor movement and operating status.
Alarming statistics in Kenya highlight the fact that many truck drivers are unaware of the risks they take when not taking the proper precautions when delivering hazardous products.
TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF !
- The most important part of a moving truck is the driver! Get plenty of rest before getting behind the wheel. Eat well and stay fit. Driving long hours or more than you should are serious and can threaten your livelihood or even your life. Stay healthy and well rested, or don't drive! If you needs to sleep in your cab at the roadside please do so where it is safe and engage gear when doing so.
ALWAYS MAINTAIN YOUR VEHICLE
- Inspect your vehicle before each trip and check your brakes regularly. Learn how to inspect your brakes, identify safety defects, and get them repaired before risking your life and others on the open road.
BE AWARE OF YOUR "NO-ZONE"
- Other drivers may not be aware of the size of your truck's blind spots. Be vigilant in watching out for vehicles in the No-Zone. The No-Zone represents the danger areas, or blind spots, around trucks where crashes are more likely to occur. One-third of all crashes between large trucks and cars take place in the No-Zone.
SLOW DOWN IN WORK ZONES
- Watch out and slow down when entering towns and villages. Stay alert. Almost one-third of fatal crashes involve pedestrians. Take your time going through towns and villages and give yourself plenty of room. Expect the unexpected!
ALWAYS KEEP YOUR DISTANCE
- Always leave enough space between you and the vehicle in front of you. If you hit someone from behind, you are typically considered "at fault," regardless of the situation. Large trucks require more stopping distances than other vehicles. Take advantage of your driving height, and anticipate braking situations.
FASTEN YOUR SEAT BELT
- Buckle up for safety and control. If you are in a crash, a seat belt can save your life and those around you. It will keep you in your seat and allow you to maintain control of your truck or bus. A major cause of truck and bus driver fatalities involves being ejected from the vehicle. Wearing seat belts, is still the single most effective thing all drivers can do to save lives and reduce injuries on our roadways.
ALWAYS DRIVE DEFENSIVELY
- Avoid aggressive drivers! It's estimated that each year two-thirds of all traffic fatalities are caused by aggressive driving behaviours or drivers not obeying traffic rules. Keep your distance and maintain a safe speed. The only thing speed will increase is your chance for a crash.
Change your driving behaviour and stay safe