Fleet Consultants Cormer: The Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth
Using telematics to capture driving information can deliver multiple benefits including reduced fuel consumption, fewer maintenance costs, increased safety and solicitation of compliance. But is the data delivered via your telematics supplier strong enough to be used as evidence in court relating to accident analysis?
By and large, most fleet operators implement preventative measures to reduce the risk of accidents but ultimately they can’t be avoided entirely.
Getting to the bottom of the cause of an accident can be a lengthy process but it’s very important to be able to prove what happened.
Increasingly, many transport operators rely on their telematics solution to provide valuable accident analysis information and, in some instances, the data is used as admissible evidence in court.
One of the questions you should ask when evaluating and comparing telematics suppliers is, “how reliable is the data that they are proposing to offer?” Is it strong enough and reliable enough to withstand scrutiny and thorough examination to the extent of winning a legal case?
If you’re going to invest in a fleet management solution, buy into a high quality solution that can deliver you with high quality data. Don’t get caught out buying into a what you believed was a great solution only to find out later on down the line that it’s not quite what you thought.
Research a potential supplier’s heritage to establish credibility, and ask for examples to demonstrate their strengths.