Industrial internet of things (IIoT) provider Samsara announced the introduction of driver efficiency scores to improve driver behavior and increase fleet safety. Fleets can monitor different driving parameters and use Samara’s fleet efficiency reports to train drivers and reduce fuel consumption, while increasing overall operational sustainability.
Samara’s report aggregates data across several criteria, including instances of truck idling, speeding, cruise control, coasting, and high torque. That apart, it also records ‘anticipation events’ that measure the number of braking events where the time from accelerator to brake is less than a second. It also measures the time spent by truckers driving at the most efficient RPM, which directly corresponds to high fuel efficiency.
Samsara believes that this report will help fleets identify inefficient driving habits, incentivize good behavior and facilitate effective feedback.
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