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Q: With so many technology enhancements for fleet management companies, how can we monitor cell phone usage to eliminate distractions?

A: Distracted driving is a dilemma for fleet managers looking to leverage useful technology to improve fleet operations and provide drivers with connectivity that helps them do their jobs more efficiently. It is a complicated balancing act. How much is too much? What technologies are truly necessary and how can you train and incent drivers to use them safely? Coming up with a sample policy might be helpful for your organization.

 Example Mobile Usage Sample Policy

Prepare Pre-Trip – Update any communications from the home office, program the vehicle’s GPS device with the next location, and be completely prepped for the next stop before putting the car in drive. 

Limited Smartphone Use When Driving – Cell phone use should be limited to GPS functionality only when vehicle is in drive.

Expert Bio

Answered by : Tom Coffey

Vice President

With over 30 years of experience Tom is an expert in both the fleet and equipment leasing industry. As a member of senior leadership he provides not only vision for the company, but also helps delivers best-in-class results across all operating areas. Tom is also instrumental in helping to elevate and advance the Merchant Fleet Management brand.

With over 30 years of experience Tom is an expert in both the fleet and equipment leasing industry. As a member of senior leadership he provides not only vision for the company, but also helps delivers best-in-class results across all operating areas. Tom is also instrumental in helping to elevate and advance the Merchant Fleet Management brand.

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