Complying with Insurance & Improving HGV Fleet Safety with Connected Dash cam Installation
Our client, Cross Transport, runs a fleet of 80 tractor units on a contract that services Amazon work. They move trailers between Amazon’s regional distribution centres. The company had a connected camera solution and turned to RS Connect for installation.
Operating an HGV Fleet
Running a fleet of HGVs comes with its own set of challenges such as protecting your drivers and vehicles from fraudulent insurance claims, monitoring driver behaviour as well as increasing risks of accidents and liability issues. Dash cams will help fleet operators to solve these challenges however since HGVs are always on the road, finding time to install without affecting productivity can be an issue.
In order to comply with their insurance policy, Cross Transport needed a camera system for their fleet.
HGV Dashcam Installation
Our engineers began the installation process by standardising the process by creating a spec for the first vehicle. This ensured that every camera would be installed the same way, which streamlined the process and minimised downtime. The customer also opted for the work to completed at our workshop in Coleshill, which meant that drivers would drop off the vehicles and pick them up once installation and commissioning had been done.
4G Dashcam Solution
We installed a 4G connected camera solution. This featured live viewing and instant playback capabilities, which allows the fleet manager to monitor driver behaviour and a live video feed from a remote location. The dashcams also collect data such as speed, GPS, and harsh braking, which provides valuable insights into driver behaviour, coaching and additional evidence in the event of an incident. The cameras auto-record when events such as bumps, and jolts are experienced by the unit. Additionally, the cameras are compatible with tracking systems, which further improves the integration capabilities with any existing telematics solution.
Benefits of dashcams for HGVS
The client realised several benefits from the installed dashcams, including:
Overall, the dashcams have proved very effective in settling disputes during insurance claims.
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The installation of 4G connected dashcams in the client’s fleet of HGVs enabled them to comply with their insurance policy and will continue to provide significant improvements in safety and cost savings.
We were able to complete the installation with minimal downtime. The client can now monitor their fleet more effectively with the addition of video. RS Connect, a leading provider of dashcam solutions and installation partner, dedicated to helping businesses across the UK and Ireland to get started with camera systems. We invite you to get in touch with us today if you need dashcams or installation support.