Today’s precision ag toolbox helps farmers and farm workers do everything from simply driving in a straight line to setting up management zones and making variable rate applications. With the addition of a driver safety scorecard to Trimble FieldMaster, precision’s reach has extended to driver safety and education.
The scorecard is intended to provide remote workers with visibility into their driving performance and make immediate adjustments to their driving behavior. The scorecard measures and reports on several parameters, including:
- Ratings on each driver’s driving behavior
- Overall safety score for the last seven days
- Each driver’s team position for current and previous week
- Average score for the team
- Driving behavior details
- Driver safety tips
“Identifying drivers who need coaching on road safety is the first step,” says John Cameron, general manager of Trimble’s Field Service Management Division. “Providing a tool that benchmarks their driving and provides advice on how they can improve their driving offers a more sustained approach than one-time training. With this approach, drivers may be more likely to think about safety on the road each and every day.”
To coincide with the launch of the scorecard, and in recognition of the UN Global Road Safety Week, Trimble also created a printable document called “Ten Tips to Safe and Efficient Driving.”
“Keeping employees safe while out on the road is a priority for many businesses, and implementing a corporate safety program is often a critical step in that process,” Cameron says. “Adding a scorecard to our FieldMaster mobile apps puts that intelligence in the hands of the driver. This means they can make improvements to be a safer driver, while the business can mitigate risk and reduce accidents.”
For more information on the driver safety scorecard, visit www.trimble.com/FSM/mobile_apps.aspx.