As fleet managers, it can be challenging to evaluate driver performance objectively. To make informed decisions, managers need to understand the data associated with each driver. That’s where a fleet management system’s driver scorecard comes into play. In this blog post, we’ll explore how the GreenZone Score can help you identify areas for improvement in truck driving safety and reward high-performing drivers with incentives.

What Is the GreenZone Score?

For fleet managers, understanding and evaluating driver performance is a crucial part of the job. However, the focus is often solely on drivers’ mistakes. Drivers deserve to be recognized for their safe driving behavior in addition to being coached on the areas they need improvement. That’s what the GreenZone Score is for.

Positive reinforcement is a stronger and more effective approach in coaching and training than negative feedback. The GreenZone Score empowers drivers by helping them avoid adverse events and celebrating their good decisions.  As the industry’s first CSA driver score platform, the GreenZone Score highlights positive driving. A number between 1 and 1,000 corresponds to a driver’s safe driving habits. The score goes up every time a trucker follows road safety rules. However, the numbers dip whenever a driver exhibits risky behavior such as tailgating and hard braking.

With the GreenZone Score, fleet managers can create a safety culture on the road by encouraging and rewarding responsible driving behavior. The platform also helps reduce accidents and makes the roads safer for everyone.

How Is the GreenZone Score Calculated?

From a single dashboard view, the GreenZone Score provides fleet managers with the information they need to make accurate and actionable decisions. The GreenZone Score is calculated based on three key components:

  1. General Events are everyday activities of drivers, like driving speed, steering, and acceleration.
  2. Alerts indicate a risk of an accident or unsafe driving behavior.
  3. DriverStars indicate proactive and positive driving behavior such as maintaining a safe following distance.

Combining these parameters, the GreenZone Score provides fleet managers with a comprehensive overview of driver performance. The score is computed for daily, weekly, and monthly periods so fleet managers can better understand driver performance throughout longer timeframes.

 

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Additionally, the driver scorecard makes it easy to compare driver performance against established standards, making it easier to identify areas for improvement. By reviewing and analyzing the data, fleet managers can make the necessary adjustments to ensure their truckers drive safely and responsibly.

How Can Drivers and Fleet Managers Use the GreenZone Score?

The driver scorecard makes it easy to compare driver performance against established standards, making it easier to identify areas for improvement. Drivers and fleet managers can use the Driver•i GreenZone score in several ways to improve safety and efficiency on the road:

Tackle Risky Driving Behavior at the Source

The Driver•i GreenZone Score can help drivers break risky driving habits by providing them with real-time feedback and insights into their behavior on the road. Drivers can see how their conduct can impact their scores and understand which behaviors they need to change to improve their performance and, ultimately, their GreenZone Scores. Prevent-Accidents-Before-They-Happen-1

Encourage Safe Driving with Incentives and Rewards

By setting goals and benchmarks for drivers to achieve, fleet managers can incentivize drivers to break risky driving habits and adopt safer driving behaviors. For example, high-score drivers could be eligible for cash prizes and other rewards when they surpass benchmarks. Shah Trucking did that for their fleet drivers, who received a GreenZone Score of 850 and above. Drivers can also receive non-monetary rewards to motivate them to improve their driving habits.  The-GreenZone_-Driver-Scoring-scaled

Document a Company’s Effective Safety Program

The Driver•i GreenZone Score uses artificial intelligence to track and analyze driving behavior (e.g., speed, acceleration, braking, and adherence to traffic laws). These provide insights into how well the company’s safety policies and procedures work. By implementing the Driver•i GreenZone Score program, companies can demonstrate their commitment to safe driving to their employees, customers, and other stakeholders. It shows that the company takes safety seriously and is willing to invest in technologies that can help reduce the risk of accidents.

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Save Time on Coaching Drivers

The GreenZone Score helps provide drivers with personalized coaching on safe driving habits. By analyzing the driver’s score, fleet managers can identify areas for improvement and provide targeted coaching and training. The scores serve as feedback, which managers can use to address issues as they occur instead of waiting for incidents to accumulate before managers start coaching. Since the input is real-time, drivers can correct bad habits more quickly, reducing the need to correct deeply ingrained practices with intensive coaching. Automated-Coaching-with-Fleet-Dash-Cameras

Final Thoughts

The Driver•i GreenZone Score can help save time on coaching drivers by providing real-time feedback, personalized coaching, prioritizing coaching based on severity, and providing automated reporting. By leveraging the insights provided by the program, managers can focus their coaching efforts on the most critical issues and improve driver behavior more efficiently. So if you’re looking for a robust way to build a safer company culture, explore Netradyne’s fleet management system today.

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