Preventing Trucking Accidents
Trucks are involved in thousands of accidents every year. These accidents have serious consequences for those involved. Truck accidents often result in serious injuries and fatalities as well as costly insurance claims. Trucking accidents can also result in loss of reputation for the trucking company.
Although large trucks are involved in fewer accidents than any other type of vehicle, these accidents have a much higher rate of fatalities. A fatal truck crash results in an average cost of over $3 million. The average cost of a trucking accident that does not involve a fatality is $62,000.
Contrary to popular belief, only 1.4% of fatal accidents involving trucks are caused by driver fatigue. Most crashes are caused by loss of control, traveling too fast, or shifting cargo. Although there are government agencies focused on improving truck driver safety, it’s up to each trucking company to ensure their drivers are following safety procedures.
IoT Tracking Improves Driver Safety
Mint Controls’ trailer tracking solution helps reduce the number of trucking accidents. Connection to the IoT allows for remote monitoring and tracking of trucks from a cell phone, tablet, or computer. The system is specially designed to eliminate maintenance issues, while improving driver safety and accountability.
Our trailer tracking solution can be used to track and monitor the speed at which trucks are traveling. The system provides alerts and notifications when trucks are moving at unsafe speeds. It also provides notification when trucks deviate from the planned route or sit too long in one location. This allows trucking companies to check the status of trailers at all times, from any location in the world.
Mint Controls’ system monitors tire pressure and tread. This helps prevent blowouts, a major cause of accidents. Blowouts cause accidents in two ways. First, blowouts can cause drivers to lose control of their vehicle. This causes them to veer off roadways, into other vehicles, or even flip their entire truck. Second, the tread from tires creates a road hazard for other drivers.
Trailer Tracking Solution
Trucking companies have many things to consider when choosing a trailer tracking solution. It’s crucial to choose a system that provides the best value for your money. Please click here to learn what makes our trailer tracking solution unique.