A deep dive into the key technology-led factors that are enabling safe transportation of high-value, critical loads.
For trucking companies, the cargo is the most valued asset of their business. It is crucial to move them safely and securely, often over long distances.
However, many factors affect safety on the road during the long haul
The challenge becomes critical when transporting chemicals and gases. An accident can prove to be catastrophic.
The transportation of bulk chemicals is a high-risk, high-value business. The long-haul nature of the shipments and the large number of kilometers traveled make these operations susceptible to accidents that can cause significant damage to property and loss of life.
Major pain points for fleets
When loaded, a truck with 40,000 liters of chemicals is valued at approximately 3 to 4 crore rupees. To maintain safe transportation of these high-value, critical loads – specially trained drivers for driving longer routes are needed. They need to be agile, alert and cognizant of their surroundings, more than usual. But, finding such a well-trained driving resource pool is often difficult.
Moreover, there can be varying road conditions that arise due to extreme weather or poor road quality that can cause delays and increase the turnaround time (TAT) of critical shipments.
This shortage of drivers only results in mounting pressure on the already existing drivers as they have to drive for longer periods, and more often. And there is also the question of safety of the drivers themselves arising from distraction and drowsiness during long-haul drives, especially at night.
In addition to following all local regulations and driving at safe speeds, drivers must also be able to identify potential hazards along their route before they occur so they can take appropriate precautions.
How does drivebuddyAI keep your fleet safe?
drivebuddyAI’s Intelligent Driver and Fleet Safety Platform offers a suite of features to help drivers comply with driving standards. With real-time alerts, continuous monitoring and coaching have improved driver performance over the period of time.
*Data observed for a chemical tanker driver between November ’21 – April ‘22
Source: drivebuddyAI Analytics
“ I have been using drivebuddyAI’s intelligent ADAMATICS system for over six months now, and my experience has been fantastic. I drive approximately 300 to 400 kilometers daily. The system alerts me if there is another vehicle in close proximity and reminds me to maintain a safe distance. It also helps me stay attentive by detecting my drowsiness and fatigue, which enhances my overall driving performance. With drivebuddyAI, I feel my driving has improved over the period of time. I suggest other drivers use it too.”
– Chaman Singh, Fleet Driver
Our latest data shows that the driver assistant device started improving drivers performance within two months of deploying the technology. And in less than six months, the driver safety score had jumped up by almost 5% to reach 91.92%.
*The final scores represent the driver’s performance improvement after each distraction was addressed with relevant training
Source: drivebuddyAI Analytics
With AI-powered telematics platform, critical loads and long-haul journeys across different conditions become safer and enable fleets to operate at their maximum potential. Some of the advantages of an intelligent driving assistance system include:
In-vehicle realtime alerts to protect against collisions & distractions.
Critical event notifications
Triggered by events like speeding, harsh braking, unsafe lane changes to help managers monitor fleets on cloud/phone.
Driver scoring and evaluation
Event generation based feature to evaluate drivers over time.
Personalized coaching based on vehicle data incentivizes safe, better, optimized driving.
Driving behavior analysis
Deep insights into driving habits to help keep fleets safe and efficient.
Driver recognition & authorization
For large or small fleets to identify and help prevent unauthorized access to fleets.
With drivebuddyAI’s AI-powered telematics platform, fleet managers can analyze the right data at the right time, identify irregularities far ahead of human abilities and help fleets operate at their maximum potential.