Driver Scorecard Benchmark Report Highlights Benefits of Monitoring Driver Behavior

ARI has once again partnered with Automotive Fleet to produce the annual ARI Driver ScorecardTM benchmarking report. Now in its third year, the report analyzes data from more than 105,000 vehicles in an effort to help benchmark driver behavior while behind the wheel of fleet vehicles.

Each year, the report examines behavior such as harsh braking, fast acceleration, speeding and idling across six vehicle segments ranging from cars to heavy-duty trucks. One of the key trends emerging from this year’s report was the improved performance of drivers in the medium- and heavy-duty truck and van segment as compared to cars, SUVs and light-duty trucks. ARI’s Director of Client Information Systems Don Woods attributes this trend to the early adoption of telematics devices by many fleets operating large vocational vehicles.

In the article, Woods notes that early adopters of telematics devices are now beginning to see the benefits of monitoring driver behavior and the associated corrective training is becoming more evident in the scorecard data. On the flipside, most cars, SUVs and light-duty trucks are just now beginning to integrate the use of telematics on a large scale. For these segments, the ARI Driver Scorecard provides a clearer picture of driver behavior but the corrective measures are still catching up to what the data has helped to highlight.

Visit Automotive Fleet to read the entire Driver Scorecard Benchmarking Report and to learn more about how the ARI Driver Scorecard allows you to benchmark driving performance across your entire organization to quickly identify high-risk drivers and areas for improvement, click here.

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