As a fleet owner or manager (or perhaps both), you know all too well that your vehicles are only as effective as the drivers that deliver on your promises. When you efficiently manage driver performance, it increases productivity, helps meet your objectives, enhances morale and simply enriches the entire customer experience.

With the dawn of a new decade, the communal challenges faced by the pandemic have accelerated the concept of our ‘4th Industrial Revolution.’ The relentless push towards autonomous vehicles speaks to one resolution: Removing the costly inefficiencies and sometimes dangerous variables that stem from the ‘dreaded human factor.’

While the definitive technology for driver less machines remains some way off, the question of how to protect vehicle mechanicals, while safely introducing physical control parameters on drivers, has long been the driving vision of Muller Development and Dastek SA.

Admittedly, traditional tracking of driver performance creates a robust working environment and sets a good example for employees as well as prospective clients. It of course also has a vast array of profound benefits. There are also seemingly endless fleet management solutions by which you can easily track intricate performance details about your drivers and their daily activities. Additionally, many of these softwares have proven to optimise performance on the whole.

However… by creating safe and understandable, yet involuntary electronic operational parameters, these preventative restrictions give you an ace up your sleeve when it comes to control over the unpredictable nature of human beings. And simply put, it is exactly this unpredictability that costs you money, time and the continually nerve-wrecking potential for damage to your invaluable reputation.

Any of your selected ‘vehicle-limiting’ or ‘enforced driver compliance’ solutions strive not only to prevent negative scenarios from occurring in your fleet, but importantly, further empowers your mobile workforce. The positive influences stretch over everything from driver training, general behaviour and scoring, retention, disciplinary action to hopefully, general job satisfaction. 

Key Benefit Quicklist:  

  • Prevent high-speed collisions and their various bleak ramifications.
  • Counteract continuous speeding fines and infringements.
  • Scale back on costly & time-consuming disciplinary processes.
  • Create fair labour standards and a non-discriminatory environment where employees are core assets.
  • Decrease many causes of undue vehicle wear and tear.
  • Redefine your current Driver Safety Policy.
  • Place emphasis on productivity, cost control and driver retention
  • Create a defined, understandable working environment.
  • Reward drivers for good performance.

The expression “human factor” refers to more than just the direct impact employees have on your business. It refers to the strategic approach your company takes with employees.

The revolution that is electronic vehicle control,greatly assists with just such a strategy.

It breaks through the ceiling of ‘reactive’ driver and vehicle asset management – because now you can prevent many dangers, inefficiencies and wastages before they ever occur.

A MullerDev IVM solution represents a change in mindset about how you effectively deal with your drivers. It proactively steers away from reprimanding them for their actions, after the fact. By defining the capabilities of your vehicles, your team simply has no choice but to comply.

As an undoubted additional perk, an observed reduction in personal friction between management and drivers, will ensure further increased efficiencies, productivity and ultimately quality ROI.

For the first time, this is your opportunity to genuinely embrace the ‘human factor’ head-on.By engaging these driver compliance parameters, you have the prospect of building a whole new level of critical sustainability and longevity into your organisation. And after all, isn’t this the ultimate goal?