Screenshot via Eroad

Screenshot via Eroad

Fleet management solutions company ERoad has announced the Max Speed Alert feature, designed to notify a fleet manager when a driver goes over a set speed limit.

With Max Speed Alert, ERoad users can set the speed that triggers an alert based on the asset or vehicle type. Notifications can be set to allow higher or lower maximum speed limits on different vehicles and when a driver exceeds this limit, a notification will be sent through email that includes location, data, vehicle, and driver details.

“Max Speed Alert provides notifications of excessive speeding so safety and fleet managers can take swift action to protect drivers, the public, and their business,” said Gail Levario, vice president strategy and market development at ERoad. “This new capability will enable them to modify driver behavior by encouraging them through coaching to manage speed and stay in compliance with speed limits at all times. Having fewer excessive speed events will reduce collisions and rollovers, as well as unsafe driving violations that impact a company’s business.”

A Max Speed Alert is triggered when a vehicle travels above the pre-determined speed based on a comparison with up-to-date posted speed limits from ERoad’s third party mapping software provider.

ERoad's in-vehicle hardware continuously records, stores and transmits encrypted data, including road speed information, for processing by an application server and for availability to users on the cloud-based platform. In addition to Max Speed Alert notifications, excessive speed events are noted on an Over Speed Dashboard in Driver Insight reports.

ERoad’s user-friendly solutions are designed to meet compliance, operational and driver needs, both in-vehicle and through a secure web portal. Verified by an independent engineering firm, ERoad’s ELD features a touchscreen device with simple display and transfer capabilities for roadside enforcement.