People might think that sensors and monitors reporting, in real time, on dozens of metrics as a driver operates material handing equipment, is an overreaching attempt to implement “big brother” tactics. In reality, companies are more than aware of the dangers and costs that threaten products, equipment, and most importantly drivers, in the material handling business.
One in every six workplace deaths are caused by a forklift, 110,000 major forklift accidents occur every year, and the epidemic of accidents cost businesses $135,000,000 a year. The use of telematics saves gas, makes processes more efficient, decreases training time, but most importantly it saves lives.
Let’s have a look at some of the truths (and one myth) about telematics.