Many company drivers become disgruntled when senior management entertains the notion of installing in-cab cameras to the company fleet. For some, the big brother stigma overshadows how drivers themselves can benefit from camera installation. Recently a StreetEagle customer (driver) called into Customer Care to share their change of heart with camera installation in the fleet at his place of work.
For drivers, as Ryan explained on his call to our Customer Care team, the misconception with cameras is that they are “…used to catch us doing something wrong.” But, with the help of in-cab cameras and a few simple strategies, companies can create a culture that their drivers will never want to leave. Ryan told our team that because of the cameras he was able to: improve his driving habits thereby preserving his employment, was rewarded by the company through their driver incentive program and felt that his employers were true advocates for all of their drivers; “I truly feel of value to my company.”
For both drivers and company owners that still aren’t sold on the value of in-cab cameras, consider some of the benefits…
Recognize and coach driver patterns – At risk of increased insurance rates or being booted from current policy all together? Cameras provide the opportunity to identify and correct risky driver behaviors in real-time preventing rates from skyrocketing or worse.
Save $$ – Tired of replacing brake pads? In-cab cameras that correct poor driving behavior will ultimately save money on maintenance – so much so that rewarding drivers for exceptional driving may be affordable due to tremendous savings in other areas.
Employee retention – Who has the time or resources to allocate to new driver training? Correcting your current drivers’ behavior and acknowledging their performance will not only save you time and money on hiring new drivers, but also assures drivers that they are valued members of the team.
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