Safety first. An industry priority.
Whether it’s OSHA standards or FMCSA guidelines, compliance with government safety regulations is a key concern for the entire construction industry.
Mobile phones and construction trucks don’t mix.
If you run a construction business, then you have vehicles spread about at different job sites driven by employees carrying mobile phones. Big vehicles, small trucks, even cars, and all of them emblazoned with your company name. When 50% of employees admit to texting or emailing while driving, the risk exposure is serious. You don’t want to see a truck with your logo on it involved in an accident with another vehicle.
Flexible mobile phone policy solutions for different types of construction fleets.
For construction fleets without in-vehicle tracking systems, DriveCommander OBD utilises an inexpensive trigger device which is inserted into the vehicle’s OBD-II port. Once installed, the device automatically connects with the driver’s smartphone and communicates vehicle speed to activate and deactivate safe driving mode.
When active, DriveCommander OBD can control how the phone is used while driving. For example, by only allowing voice calls through a hands free system, by blocking all incoming calls except pre-approved priority numbers, or allowing outgoing calls only via a voice-activated service. DriveCommander OBD can also disallow all use entirely.
DriveCommander OBD can alert those trying to call, text, or email, that the employee is unavailable while driving, and show all missed activity when the they have reached their destination.
Unlike some other solutions, DriveCommander OBD lets you configure your policies to your own preferences, so you can decide how many or how few of the phones features are available while driving. You can make sure that important calls get through, but that ‘wrong numbers’ do not.
By keeping distractions to a minimum, your risk of a crash and resulting lawsuit will be significantly decreased. Get started today, and start driving safer tomorrow!
For local service fleets equipped with in-vehicle tracking systems, DriveCommander Telematics or DriveCommander Vision can integrate telematics data to accurately enforce cell phone use policies when employees are driving.
Data doesn’t lie, and carrier billing records provide a clear and empirical record of how and when employees use their phones – feature phones, smart phones, any phone. DriveCommander Vision collects this data (call detail and SMS detail) on behalf of commercial fleet operators and combines it with vehicle telematics data to produce clear and actionable reports that measure employee use of phones while driving. With Vision data in hand, fleet operators are now empowered to promote safe, legal and responsible use of cell phones while driving.