Rand McNally now offers a new coaching tool, allowing fleets to identify high-risk driver behavior using vehicle speed data provided by its TPC 7600 and TND 760 mobile fleet management systems.

Understanding the location and duration of high-speed or hard-breaking helps fleets to improve safety and reduce costs while better managing damaging CSA scores related to excessive speed. The new feature and its reports, provided by SpeedGauge, are integrated via the Rand McNally Connect web portal.

SpeedGauge, a web-based service, uses the GPS tracking from the TPC 7600 and TND 760 devices to identify the location, frequency, severity, and duration of speeding events. Companies can create customized reports considering context ("Where exactly was the driver speeding?") and analysis ("Is this particular driver doing better or worse than last week?"). The reports enable fleet managers to fine-tune driver behavior and to track improvements over time.

Excessive speeding is a major factor in 30% of fatal truck accidents and is a leading indicator of other types of poor driving behavior; speed-related crashes result in nearly 1,600 deaths and $6 billion in lost productivity in the U.S. each year.

In addition to presenting a safety risk, excessive vehicle speed can impact a fleet's CSA Basic score as it is a factor in calculating Unsafe Driving, and if linked to a truck crash, impacts the Crash Indicator score.  Also, speeding tickets are costly to a fleet, and avoidable.

The SpeedGauge reporting tool is available for a monthly service fee for companies using the TND 760 and/or TPC 7600 devices.