To stay competitive, you need to deliver with speed while maintaining a strong safety record.
We help distribution companies protect drivers and over-deliver for our customers. Distribution Fleets have a challenging freight task. These driving tasks are often performed using smaller rigid trucks (MR, HR) or commercial vans for deliveries to a large number of destinations in metropolitan environments with irregular schedules.
Challenges faced by these drivers commonly include tight access roads, restricted vision, limited turning opportunities, reversing in narrow lanes, frequently changing schedules, daily varying routes, inner-city traffic including pedestrians and cyclists. This is a high-risk environment and there are almost no opportunities to change the parameters of the situation. The best option is to work with your driving team to improve awareness and help them stay alert and engaged with the driving task.
Improvement in Following Distance
Improvement in Late Response
Improvement in Cellphone / Device Observed
Improvement in Posted Speed Violation
Lytx compared the prevalence of behaviours seen in distribution fleets against behaviour averages of fleets across all of its other protected industries. Comparatively, distribution fleets stood out in the following areas:
Food/drink was observed 50% more often
Driver unbelted occurred 26% more often
Failure to stop or incomplete stop occurred 15% less often
Common risky driving behaviours observed within a fleet, as well as benchmarking data from fleets both inside and outside of a specific industry are helpful metrics for understanding industry-specific challenges, guiding safety efforts and then measuring success.
To better identify and address top areas of driving risk within their individual fleets, thousands of organisations use the best-in-class Lytx Driver Safety Program; these organisations experience on average up to 50% reduction in collisions and up to 80% on associated claims costs as a result.
Collision leading behaviours within distribution fleets can be largely attributed to driver error making up 65% of the causal factors for collisions in the Australian distribution industry in 2020. Spatial awareness is one of the most prevalent issues, fixed object impacts. Whilst these are generally low-cost repairs, the prevalence has a significant impact on your profitability.
Lytx’s findings include the five risky behaviours seen most often among distribution drivers, most improved driving behaviours, and insights on how distribution industry driving habits compare to those of other industries.
This data was captured from fleets of all sizes and types within the distribution industry, including food and beverage, moving and storage, and gas and petroleum distribution fleets, among others.