Are your drivers safe behind the wheel and are your workers safe on the construction jobsite? In terms of driver safety, today’s businesses are equipped with new tools, by way of mobile technology that help both the driver and the business identify risky driving behavior.

To coincide with UN Global Road Safety Week 2015 earlier this month, Trimble, www.trimble.com, Sunnyvale, Calif., released the addition of a Driver Safety Scorecard to Trimble FieldMaster, a suite of mobile applications that drive improved visibility and information sharing between the field and the backoffice to enable a more dynamic field operation.

As a core component of Trimble’s Field Service Management integrated portfolio of solutions, FieldMaster is accompanied by fleet management, work management, and driver safety. The Driver Safety Scorecard enables organizations to mitigate road risk by providing remote workers with visibility into their driving performance. With this new technology, drivers can make immediate adjustments to their driving behavior.

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, says John Cameron, general manager of Trimble’s Field Service Management Division. The launch of the new Driver Safety Scorecard means businesses can implement these initiatives by using mobile technology that helps both the driver and the business identify risky driving behavior.

There are many benefits to Driver Safety Scorecard including: ratings on each driver’s behavior; overall safety score for the last seven days; each driver’s team position for the current and previous week, based on the safety score; the average score for the team; driving behavior details; and safety tips.

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