Tag Archive: Fleet Management

The Benefits of 4G: How to Better Manage Your Fleet

on December 30, 2019 6:50 pm

We recently attended the 2019 American Towman Exposition in Atlantic City, NJ, and it was a great way to get a feel for the technology tow truck operators are looking for most. Throughout the show, operators shared their thoughts with us on which features are most important to them when it comes to the video recording systems they use on their trucks. And what was the one feature that came up more than most? The ability to connect their devices to 4G data. But what benefits would you get from pairing your video recording systems with 4G? Let’s take a look: GPS Tracking One of the biggest benefits of utilizing a 4G connection is the ability to do live GPS tracking through the device. Of course, the video recording system you use would need to have the ability to perform GPS tracking, but most systems today come with the option to connect a GPS antenna to the system or already have one built into it. By connecting your device to 4G, you can use computers, smart phones and tablets back at your office to both see exactly where your fleet vehicles are in real time and also view the historical...

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Three Reasons Why Your Fleet Needs Dash Cameras

on October 21, 2019 2:28 pm

Dash cameras have become a popular tool for fleet managers in recent years. Today’s post examines the reasons why you should use dash cameras on your fleet vehicles. With all of the recent advancements in video recording systems for commercial vehicles, dash cameras have exponentially grown in popularity as a key tool for fleet managers. According to the Google Automotive Trends Report for 2018, shipments of dash cameras hit 285,000 units last year – a 20 percent jump from 2017. But for those fleet managers who have yet to implement dash cameras across their fleet, the main question they ask is: “What benefits do I get from using dash cameras?” Let’s take a look at some of the key benefits of installing dash cameras on your fleet vehicles. Video Record While your drivers may be hesitant to have a camera on them, dash cameras can provide a video record that protects both your drivers and your business. With the video record a dash camera provides, that video can be used to refute false claims and be the independent observer in any accident. Let’s say one of your drivers is involved in an accident. The other driver could sue your company...

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HD Video Quality: Why it’s Vital for Video Recording Systems

on September 17, 2019 3:24 pm

Of all the features available for video recording systems for your vehicles, true 1080p HD video recording is one of the most important features. Making the decision to install video recording systems on your fleet vehicles can be a complicated one. You’ll soon start asking yourself: What kind of cameras do I need? What kind of storage do I need? Will I need a system that tracks GPS? While there are many features you need to consider when finding the right video system for your needs, there is one feature that is arguably the most important one to consider – the video quality. Why is it so important to find a video recording system with top-notch video quality? Here are a few reasons why: Crucial Details If you’re investing in video recording systems on your fleet vehicles, it’s because you want a video record of everything happening in and around your vehicle. It’s especially important for that video record to provide as much detail as possible – and that’s why it’s so important to place a premium on video quality when purchasing video recording systems. Whether you’re trying to see what your driver is doing in the cab of their...

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Wi-Fi Transfer: How it can Benefit Your Fleet

on July 29, 2019 3:16 pm

Manually removing physical storage to download video from your video recording systems? See how using Wi-Fi transfer can simplify the video download process. From operating school buses to driving garbage trucks, many companies that have vehicles are now using video recording systems on those vehicles to protect their drivers and their companies. But with all of the video produced by these systems, the process of downloading videos by manually removing physical storage can be a hassle. One method of video download that can provide many benefits is using Wi-Fi to wirelessly download videos. But what benefits will you get out of using Wi-Fi to transfer your videos? Let’s take a look at the main benefits: Saves Time Imagine being a fleet manager for a public transit organization in a mid-sized city. Now imagine you have a fleet of 20 buses coming in and out of your garage at different times of the day. If you have to manually pull out SD cards or hard drives to retrieve the video from the video recording systems on your buses, you could spend hours walking back and forth pulling that storage and returning it after downloading video. And if you have multiple buses...

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Benefits of Using Video Recording Systems on Tow Trucks

on June 21, 2019 7:33 pm

Operating a tow truck is dangerous enough, but video recording systems can help you increase safety, reduce liability and increase productivity across your fleet Driving a tow truck is dangerous business. According to a report published in February by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), working in the towing industry comes with a 15 times greater risk of experiencing an on-the-job fatality compared to all other U.S. private industries combined. From working on the side of dangerous roads to dealing with customers who might not be happy to see you repossessing their vehicle, using a video recording system on your tow trucks can help you improve safety and reduce liability while on the job. If you’ve never thought about using video recording systems on your tow trucks – or if you’ve thought about the idea but haven’t followed through – here are some key benefits of using a video recording system on your tow vehicles: Prevent False Claims For many tow truck operators, fighting false claims is one of the biggest obstacles they face in their line of work. With a video recording system – such as a commercial-grade dash camera or multi-camera video recording system –...

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