Greater Visibility Keeps Your Fleet Costs Down


As a fleet manager, you know there’s no such thing as a tiny accident. But you might be surprised how much each accident is costing you. 

  • Fleets spend an average of $4500 on vehicle maintenance and repairs per year.
  • Every day of downtime costs as much as $760 per day, with an average of 2.7 to 4.5 days out of service.
  • With every crash, insurance premiums rise. The average fleet was expected to see their premiums go up by six to 12 percent in 2019.
  • If an accident enters litigation, it could mean millions of dollars to your company. People are literally aiming for fleet vehicles, because they know they can get a settlement out of court.

The average fleet vehicle accident costs employers about $16,500. It jumps to more than $74,000 if there are injuries, and $500,000 or more if there’s a fatality. If you can prevent just one accident, it could be worth hundreds of thousands — perhaps even millions — of dollars to your business.

What if you could avoid fleet accidents, prevent those costs and even reduce your insurance premiums?

A Sneaky Culprit

The better you can see, the safer you’ll drive. Seeing forward is taken for granted, but most fleet drivers can’t see what’s going on around them — especially behind them. That makes it dangerous to back up or change lanes.

Backing up occupies less than 1% of a driver’s time behind the wheel, but causes about 25% of all accidents. Your delivery trucks have blinders that increase the chances of an accident every time a driver backs up or changes lanes. Without a clear, unobstructed rear view, your fleet vehicle safety is at risk.

The answer is simple: improve your drivers’ visibility and you’ll reduce accidents and cut your costs.

Introducing the FullVUE Mirror™

Brandmotion introduces a way to improve driver safety, reduce fleet vehicle accidents, and keep costs down. The FullVUE Mirror gives your drivers a clear, unobstructed view behind your vans and trucks. This versatile safety device uses a full HD 1080p video screen to display exactly what they need to see, without the obstructions of passengers, cargo, or small rear windows. 

The more information a driver can gather with their own two eyes, the more safely they’ll be able to travel. Your drivers can know exactly what’s going on behind them, even if your fleet trucks have no rear windows. That translates into fewer incidents on the road, whether backing up or changing lanes. 

It also means fewer lawsuits if an incident does occur.

Use Video to Eliminate Litigation Costs

Every accident is a potential lawsuit, whether your driver is at fault or not. Most of the time, it comes down to one driver’s word against the other’s. Unfortunately, settling out of court is often the most expedient and least costly option for employers. But not anymore.

The FullVUE Mirror’s always-on recording feature gives you indisputable video evidence that can eliminate the threat of litigation. The system comes with an HD rear camera and an HD front-facing camera that are continually recording. If there’s ever any question about a driver’s actions on the road, you’ll know exactly what happened.

If an accident does occur, or a driver is reported for unsafe driving, you can go back to the video recording to see exactly what happened and who’s at fault. You don’t have to rely on a police report where both parties are pointing fingers. The camera is a witness that never lies. 

Stop Paying More Than You Need To

FullVUE doesn’t just protect your costs — it protects your peace of mind. Stop worrying about unexpected repairs, unplanned downtime, and unwelcome surprises. 

In fact, you might even see reduced insurance premiums. One of our customers had lost their insurance, until they installed Brandmotion collision-avoidance systems like the FullVUE Mirror. Depending on the insurer and your situation, Brandmotion’s FullVUE Mirror can help cut your insurance costs to a more manageable rate.

Installation time won’t be costly, either. It’s as simple as hanging the mirror, connecting the camera, and mounting the camera. With only three power connections, installation has a short downtime and a quick turnaround.

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