What Makes an Effective Driver Scorecard?
Knowing how your drivers perform whilst out on the road is crucial for effective fleet managers’ success. There are many aspects of both the driver’s and the vehicle’s performance that can be collated together from a vehicle telematics solution and called a “scorecard”. Collating this data together is one thing. Effectively using this collated data to drive improvement and greater efficiencies is where the real magic happens.
An effective driver scorecard comprises measures that the driver can influence. Vehicle telematics solutions measure many other aspects of the vehicle’s health and performance. The temptation to mix all these measures is real, resulting in confusion and disengagement of the driver team. Whilst some drivers may be interested in all the collected data, if they are unable to influence this through their actions and behaviours positively, it shouldn’t be a part of “their” scorecard.
The primary safety measures collated by a quality vehicle telematics solution are automatic inclusions as are relevant productivity measures. Example measures may include: