What if a business owner could deploy technology that would monitor their vehicle fleet, help reduce expenses and encourage their employees to drive safely? Those goals are now within reach using vehicle telematics. And your insurance company is likely already on board.
DESCRIBE VEHICLE TELEMATICS
Telematics systems can monitor data about fleet performance, fuel consumption, driver behavior and vehicle location. Systems typically use GPS data with mobile phone apps, on-board diagnostic devices and cloud-based management tools. Some use gamification features to encourage participation, rewarding drivers for meeting goals and achieving desired results.
MANY AREAS BENEFIT FROM TELEMATICS
Employers benefit when safety records improve, which can reduce insured losses and keep premiums low. Fleet monitoring can provide data that employers can act on to reduce fuel expenses and manage maintenance costs.
Employees benefit through positive, not punitive, behavior reinforcement. More motivated employees mean a better work environment and worker buy-in to safety standards.
Insurance companies can benefit when attention to safety reduces losses, limiting claims payouts and price increases.
The public even benefits from safer streets and roads.
TELEMATICS CAN MONITOR MULTIPLE SYSTEMS
- Real-time Vehicle Location/Status
- Fleet Performance Dashboard
- Fuel Usage
- Trip Tagging and Miles per State
- Geofences/Landmarks with Alerts
- Video Validation of “On the Road” Events (via plug-in dashcam hardware)
Driver Behavior and Safety
- Harsh Braking
- Speeding and Sudden Acceleration
- Hard Cornering
- Seatbelt Usage Compliance
- Excessive Idling
- In-Cab Alerts for Safety Events
- Engine Diagnostic Reports (DTC Codes)
- Maintenance History
- Preventive Maintenance Scheduling with Alerts
Each company with this technology uses it differently, so ask your agent if telematics is offered by your insurer.
Eligible Cincinnati Insurance business policyholders can receive a discounted subscription to RideWell FleetSM, a fleet tracking solution offered through our partner, Azuga. Offers may vary by state, so be sure to speak to your agent for information specific to your state. Visit cinfin.com/fleet-tracking-solutions for complete pricing and options menu.
Registering is easy. Simply visit our RideWell Fleet page, azuga.com/premium-partner/cincinnati-insurance. To learn more about the program, reach out to an Azuga expert, email@example.com or 408‑430‑1990. They can assist you through your options and help customize a program that matches your needs.
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