Road Safety Tips For The Festive Season

The Festive season is the most challenging time of the year, especially when managing a large fleet of vehicles. Other businesses are taking a holiday break, but fleet managers are always on the go. Whether you’re supplying your clients directly or keeping other companies running such as retailers, the pressure is always the same.

That’s where MyFleet Track can come in as they can help you scale your fleet as required during this challenging time of the year. “As we enter the festive season, remember to keep 100% of your attention on driving at all times – no multitasking. Don't use your phone or any other electronic device while driving. Slow down. Speeding gives you less time to react and increases the severity of an accident”, says Thobeka Ntshangase, CEO and Founder of MyFleet Track.

She shares her 5 tips you can take to ensure you get the most out of your fleet this Christmas:

1. Planning ahead

Route planning becomes increasingly important as the roads and our schedules become busier. As a fleet manager, it is crucial to improve fleet management practices to reduce costs and make fleets more efficient and organized.

2. Consider external drivers for workload

During peak seasons, fleet companies need to bring in additional resources to manage the increased order volumes amidst driver shortages. By hiring additional resources, you can ensure that you have adequate capacity to provide reliable delivery service to your customers during the peak season.

3. Keep all vehicles well maintained

It's always a good idea to enforce regular maintenance checks on your vehicles. These checks will help you identify small issues before they become big problems. Plus, you will gain confidence knowing that your vehicles will perform safely and economically. On top of this, you will also increase driver satisfaction and boost productivity by ensuring your vehicles are running at their peak.

4. Use the latest technology

My Fleet Track tracking devices connect directly to the vehicle's ECM, allowing you to pull accurate odometer mileage in real time along with vehicle health and diagnostics. This allows you to accurately track when major vehicle maintenance tasks need to be completed. Additionally, by tracking where every emergency response vehicle is, dispatchers can identify which vehicle is closest to an incident and send that unit right away.

 5. Take frequent breaks to help with fatigue

Driving requires a lot of focus and concentration, and it’s nearly impossible for the brain to stay in an “ON” state all the time. A long-haul driver has to keep many things in mind, so to make sure he/she retains all the necessary information and instructions, breaks are essential.

Need help managing the drivers in your fleet? MyFleet Track offers comprehensive vehicle tracking & fleet management solutions. Using cutting-edge tracking technology, we can offer you tailor-made solutions for all your vehicle security needs. Our in-cabin video telematics solutions use the latest AI technology to identify dangerous behaviour which could cost you & your company millions of Rands. My Fleet Track is founded by Mrs Ntshangase & has grown to service many industries in South Africa.