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Digging in to driver performance

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Until motor carriers dispatch fully autonomous trucks to power their loads, investments in technology that can improve driving behaviors will continue.

In recent years, video-based safety systems have expanded the range of behaviors that can be assessed and managed. New developments in mobile platforms are also improving driver performance with scorecards, instant feedback and automated coaching.

As the volume of driver data continues to grow, fleets are also harnessing new tools to make sense of complex behaviors and find the earliest signs of risk to stage an intervention.

Below are five areas where the use of driver performance technology continues to grow:

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Going mobile

New scoring features that make it easy for drivers to review their own performance

Here’s watching you

Video safety systems that detect a wide range of risky driving behaviors

Prescriptive analytics

Using leading indicators of driver risk to stage an early intervention

Bringing it all together

Comprehensive databases that give a “360 degree” view of driver performance

Self-coaching drivers

How Cypress Truck Lines automatically evaluates and rewards driver performance


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Aaron Huff is the Senior Editor of Commercial Carrier Journal. Huff’s career in the transportation industry began at a family-owned trucking company and expanded to CCJ, where for the past 14 years he has specialized in covering business and technology for online and print readers and speaking at industry events. A recipient of numerous regional and national awards, Huff holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Brigham Young University and a Masters Degree from the University of Alabama.