The trucking and haulage industry is on the move. According to the American Trucking Association, estimates show that by 2030 it will grow more than 25% to 20.6 billion tons. Revenues in the US during that period are expected to increase 53.8% to $1.6 trillion. As part of this expansion, trucking and haulage companies have begun implementing more driver- and truck-monitoring technology to boost efficiency and safety. New dash cams like the VIA Mobile360 D700 that use AI and machine learning technology promise to play a critical role in meeting these objectives. In this article, we will look at five key benefits of the VIA Mobile360 D700 AI dash cam for trucking and haulage operators.
1. Follow Trucks, No Matter Where They Go
Trucking and haulage operators require vehicles to be on the road almost constantly, where managers cannot see them. The VIA Mobile360 D700 solves this with its real-time GPS tracking, 4G connectivity, and smooth cloud integration. Fleet managers can use this always-on location information to better plan routes and lower fuel and operational costs without increasing workloads for themselves or drivers.
2. Better Productivity and Lower Operating Costs
Thanks to its CAN bus support, the VIA Mobile360 D700 collects rich data from distance and speed to idle time and fuel consumption that can be uploaded to the cloud for fleet managers to analyze and pinpoint key opportunities for fleet efficiency improvement. In addition, the device flags up G-sensor events such as hard revving, hard braking, and hard cornering to give fleet operators insights into better driver behavior and cut down on unnecessary wear and tear on vehicles.
3. Improved Driver Safety and Performance
The VIA Mobile360 D700 acts like a second pair of eyes in the cab, helping to reduce the risk of accidents by alerting drivers to possible dangers on the road. Its AI-powered LDW (Lane Departure Warning) and FCW (Forward Collision Warning) features detect potential danger and alert drivers when they need to take the appropriate action, as week as uploading video clips of the incidents for managers to analyze and follow up.
The device’s DMS (Driver Monitoring System) can detect distracted driving, smartphone usage, drowsiness, and smoking, to gently remind drivers of risky and possibly illegal behavior. Managers also receive data on these events to help correct driver mishaps and positively influence overall driver safety, health, and behavior.
4. On-Time Deliveries for Better Customer Retention
Thanks to vehicle monitoring and route tracking over 4G wireless, fleet managers can observe and react in real-time to sudden changes in traffic to ensure on-time deliveries. In turn, these improve customer service and satisfaction, giving trucking and haulage companies an effective method for strengthening their brand image and staying ahead of competitors.
5. Simplified Incident Assessment and Reporting
Wading through hours of footage is time-consuming and inefficient for fleet managers who need to report a trucking incident. This time sink affects the back office and SLAs, which affects the business’s bottom line. The VIA Mobile360 D700 automatically identifies collisions and other incidents, making it quick and easy for managers to find the correct footage, establish responsibility, report the incident, and reduce insurance processing and liability costs. Fighting false liability claims is easier than ever with an AI-powered dash cam system in place.
Implementing AI dash cams for trucking and haulage
In the past, trucking and haulage businesses struggled to get a complete picture of their fleet on the road. By installing the VIA Mobile360 D700 in their vehicles, managers are no longer in the dark regarding what is happening with their fleet and can spend more time analyzing the data captured by the devices to develop a deeper understanding of how they can improve the efficiency and safety of their operations.