The average cost of a non-fatal injury truck crash is $195,258. If there's a fatality involved, the costs jump up to more than $3.6 million. What's the lesson? If you manage a fleet of trucks, monitoring driver behavior isn't optional. Not only can it save your company a lot of money, but it can also (literally) mean the difference between life and death. If you've been hesitant to install a fleet tracking system on your trucks, here are some compelling reasons to take action. Make Safety a Priority No matter what kind of goods you transport, you want your company to have a solid reputation for safety. You put a lot of time and effort into making sure your vehicles are safe, but what about the people who are driving them? Take speeding, for example. Increasing speed from 55MPH to 65MPH increases the odds of a fatal accident by 24%. There's also a much higher likelihood of a pedestrian fatality if they're struck by a vehicle traveling 30MPH instead of 20MPH. Meanwhile, nine people die every day in the US due to accidents caused by distracted driving. You can't be there in the passenger's seat, but you can monitor driver behavior remotely. A distracted driver dashcam will alert you instantly if a driver is texting while driving or getting sleepy at the wheel. You'll also get insight into dangerous behaviors such as hard braking or excessive acceleration. Your drivers will be more likely to stay alert, pay attention, and avoid risky driving if they know they're being monitored. It really is a matter of safety and security, not surveillance. Improve Productivity & Reduce Costs GPS tracking gives you the insight you need to not only improve safety but also streamline and refine your operations. Location reporting, geofencing, and speeding reports help you to improve delivery times while reducing maintenance and fuel costs. As a result, you'll reduce the costs of fleet management and help your drivers perform their jobs better. The benefits don't end there. Installing dash cams in your vehicles can help to protect you in the event of an accident or lawsuit. Rather than getting drawn into a "he said, she said" debate, you'll have hard proof in the form of a video of the incident. Tracking driver behavior can also help you save money on your insurance costs. Video footage protects you from insurance fraud and lengthy legal disputes. It can even help to speed up the claims process and get cases settled faster. Insurance companies know the value of monitoring and improving driver behavior. That's why many of them offer discounts of up to 10% if the fleet has a dashcam tracking system installed. Start Monitoring Driver Behavior Today Critical fleet data involves a lot more than fuel consumption and speed monitoring. It's just as important — if not more so — to monitor fleet driver behavior. TrackNet is here to help you with all of your fleet tracking needs. From dash cams to distracted driver cameras to asset tracking systems, we have everything you need to improve the safety and efficiency of your company. Contact us today for a free demo or give us a call at (866) 654-2226 to learn more.