Safety and security of drivers, passengers, vehicles and cargo constitutes a high priority affair within the transport sector across all industries. Vehicle accidents cause personal injury and trauma, whilst also resulting in lost productivity, property damage, workforce compensation costs, vehicle down time and high repair costs, etc.
Implementation of Telargo effective safety solutions significantly improves road safety and provides excellent example of fleet safety best practices.
Derived from the existing technologies Telargo introduces several solutions for improvement of safety and security of drivers, passengers, vehicles and cargo:
Panic (SOS) button
Discretely placed button is available for driver to notify dispatcher of an emergency; with a push on a button, alert and exact location of the event are instantly forwarder through all available communication channels to company’s control center or appropriate organization(s).
Precise vehicle tracking
Telargo Track and Trace feature enables one of the most important features in fleet management - knowing where the vehicles are located at all times, which is especially important in case of an emergency.
Unauthorized use of vehicles
Unauthorized use of vehicles can be prevented through RFID driver registration; whenever vehicle is started by non-authorized person, alert is triggered and sent to Fleet Center.
Hands free communication
Telargo Service enables hands-free communication to promote safer driving and to enable critical reliable business communications. The importance of implementing the hands free communication while driving is reflected in legislation restricting the use of handsets in 43 U.S. states, 90 percent of the European market and many other countries.
Quick messaging feature provides easy sending of predefined messages (such as vehicle breakdown, traffic accident, ambulance request, etc.) and enables that information is sent in a moment. Every message is accompanied with accurate location and time information. Messaging enables the fleet operators to quickly react and take appropriate corrective actions.
Driver behavior evaluation
Fleet safety significantly depends upon driver attitudes and behavior. Telargo solution relies on the implementation of effective measurement which ensures managers to detect and rectify inadequate driver and vehicle safety behavior. Driver Score method evaluates driving pattern of each trip and results in scoring each drive session thus motivating driversto adopt more effective driving practices.
Safety alerts are immediately displayed on Control Center informing fleet managers about special events like delays, schedule deviation, excessive idling, possible vehicle malfunctions, etc. Furthermore, Exception Notification feature enables that user and sensor events can also be instantly reported to selected e-mail or SMS addresses.
A location management function that provides the capability to input a virtual fence around the vehicle’s intended route or it’s working area. Geo-fence combined with alerts immediately notifies key contacts when the specific vehicle entered or left the fenced area or the route adherence was breached, as well as reports can be generated on actual time spent at job site.
Beside the location information of trailers the trailer tracking feature provide connect and disconnect events combined with geo-fencing to ensure security to the unconnected trailer.
Remote security monitoring
Connectivity to on-board diagnostics and collection of standard as well as telemetric diagnostic data can prevent accidents by instantly informing the fleet manager about potential vehicle malfunctions and its description and severity when such a code is reported.
Live traffic information
Drivers are constantly informed about current road conditions and can plan their routes accordingly, avoiding traffic jams, weather related bad driving conditions…
Traffic information display