The Kerr Global GPS fleet tracking system has been in use for over a year now in the Dartmouth, Nova Scotia office and has been successfully integrated into a broader safety program. The system allows the monitoring of AMEC vehicles that travel Nova Scotia throughout the year; promoting safe driving habits and helping to reduce the occurrence of accidents. The system is comprised of many features that allow the monitoring of vehicles both passively and actively.
Driver feedback allows the system to automatically correct driving habits by initiating an audible tone inside the vehicle, if for example instances of speeding or harsh braking occur. Email notifications can also be used, alerting an administrator or supervisor to exceptions to any of the custom rules which can be created. The system can also assist in accident reconstruction, allowing an administrator to view data second by second of an accident that has happened.
If there are any problems with the engine such as overheating or failing batteries the system is capable of alerting administrators via email. Maintenance reminders have also reduced the effort that would normally be involved in tracking and organizing appointments for vehicles. Reports for example, can be automatically emailed to an administrator on a weekly basis indicating vehicles which may require maintenance.
By encouraging good driving habits the Kerr Global system helps keep AMEC employees safe, and contributes to the reduction of costs associated with the management of our vehicle fleet.
Jeffery Keough BComm