More than 70% of the freight in the United States is transported by the trucking industry. With such an important job to do, it's crucial to keep your commercial fleet protected. But that doesn't only apply to the trucking industry. Any business with a commercial fleet will need to know how to protect it. With your fleet likely comprised of many different vehicles and drivers, it can be hard to know what things to prioritize for fleet protection. In this post, we'll go over some of the best ways that you can work to protect your fleet and your drivers. Keep reading to learn more. DashCams With GPS Capability Including dashboard cameras in the vehicles in your fleet can help to encourage safer driving practices, can help to avoid costly lawsuits, and can in general help to protect you, and your fleet, while also adding more driver protection. With a camera watching both the road and your drivers there will be no question of what was happening and when. No one can falsely accuse your drivers of distracted or reckless driving because there will be a clear record of what actually happened. The addition of GPS capabilities to the camera adds another layer of protection all around. You'll always know exactly where your vehicles are, which also discourages any side trips made by your drivers. All of this information helps to save your company time and money and can even help lower your insurance premiums. Your insurance company will likely offer some kind of discount based on the addition of this safety technology. Keep Up With Maintenance Keeping up with routine maintenance helps you to keep your fleet in the best condition possible for as long as possible. Because these are not cheap pieces of equipment, it's in your best interest to keep them working long-term. Staying on top of maintenance will also help to avoid any potential downtime caused by a vehicle breaking down on the side of the road. Of course, things can still happen, but regular maintenance will help to avoid as many breakdowns as possible. It can also help to identify any potential problems before they arise. By not properly maintaining your fleet, you also put yourself at risk for lawsuits if an accident occurs because a vehicle wasn't well-maintained. Invest in Driver Education Your drivers are behind the wheel every day; investing in them, and their education, is a worthwhile expense. Depending on what kind of freight they're moving, there is a lot more that they should know than just how to safely drive a truck. Make sure that they stay up to date on any hazardous material education or other similar courses. It's also worthwhile to take the time to educate them on proper theft protection procedures. Protect Your Commercial Fleet Taking care of your commercial fleet is critical to keeping your business operating smoothly. Be sure to make commercial fleet protection and commercial driver protection a priority. For more fleet management solutions, check out our service page now.