Dynamic Mobile Apps Add Safety and Productivity to Field Operations

Contributor: Robbie Westacott
Posted: 05/06/2015
Dynamic Mobile Apps Add Safety and Productivity to Field Operations
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Trimble has today announced a suite of mobile apps for Trimble FieldMaster, named the Driver Safety Scorecard, which will deliver improved visibility and information sharing between the field and the back office, providing more dynamism in field operations.

FieldMaster is an important component of Trimble's Field Service Management integrated portfolio of solutions, which includes Fleet Management, Work Management and Driver Safety. The Driver Safety Scorecard will allow organisations to mitigate road risk by providing remote workers with visibility into their driving performance. This will in-turn enable drivers to make necessary adjustments to their driving behaviour immediately.

"Keeping employees safe while out on the road is a priority for many businesses, and implementing a corporate safety programme is often a critical step in that process. The launch of our 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," said John Cameron, General Manager of Trimble's Field Service Management Division.

"Trimble technology already allows fleet managers to view individual safety scorecards. 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," continued Cameron.

The Driver Safety Scorecard will feature ratings on each driver's driving 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 useful driver safety tips.

"Identifying drivers who need coaching on road safety is the first step," added Cameron. "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."

Trimble's Field Service Management Division provides visibility into field and fleet operations, so businesses can streamline efficiency and increase productivity. The cloud-based portfolio allows Trimble to offer customers industry-specific, enterprise-level solutions designed for exceptional performance and ease of use.


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Contributor: Robbie Westacott