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How to Find Reliable Drivers

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Most growing fleet companies that rely on qualified drivers complain about struggling to find and hire reliable drivers. The following tools and tricks can magically increase your team's number of qualified drivers.

These fleet management technologies provide actionable intelligence to handle complicated vehicle and driver issues.

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Implement Fleet Management Technology

A suitable fleet management system can assist you in swiftly and effectively improving driver behavior. It allows you to assess driving behavior based on characteristics such as smoothness, safety, and cleanliness. It also allows you to compare the behavior of various drivers. When drivers see their ratings and understand how they affect their career and compensation, they are more motivated to perform well.

Using Driver Agent

Driver Agent is a third-party program that rapidly determines which drivers in your system are suitable or problematic. If a driver update is available, you can quickly update it using the Driver Agent tool. Follow the simple procedures below to verify the system's inactive drivers.

1.      Download Driver Agent.

2.      To finish the installation, run the installer and follow the on-screen prompts.

3.      After installation, Driver Agent will find all system drivers and provide a list in the browser. Drivers with a green sign suggest that they are good and up to date, whereas drivers with a red sign indicate that they need to be updated.

4.      You may update an outdated driver while staying in the same window by clicking on the Update button that appears in front of a corrupted or outdated driver.

Navigation System

Every motorist employs a navigator on occasion—features of a navigation system that are essential and efficient. Route planning, turn-by-turn directions, and detailed offline maps are among them.

Turn-by-turn navigation with visual data and vocal instructions is also helpful. Though they might be bothersome at times, they help the driver focus on the road, contributing to safe driving. Additionally, offline maps come in handy when there is a poor or no connection. They securely assist vehicles in navigating the road until the network is restored.

The route planning tool should provide several routes depending on trip time, traffic congestion, cargo type, vehicle specs, etc. Rest area prompts, gas station prompts, warnings on limited routes, traffic congestion, and accidents are more navigation features that might improve driving safety.

Live Vehicle Camera

Many dash cameras record from one perspective, while dual-view dash cameras for monitoring drivers record from inside and outside the car using two camera lenses. 

Drivers are more inclined to be on their best behavior when they are aware that they are being monitored. This translates to drivers remaining vigilant behind the wheel and the vehicles receiving proper care and maintenance. It also decreases driving errors and cell phone use significantly. Fleet managers may view live video footage from their cars using services such as Visual Telematics.


You can safeguard your company against insurance fraud by utilizing the latest GPS technology. A device like this may provide you with exact information on the whereabouts of your car. In case of an accident, it reveals the driver's behavior, the vehicle's speed, and the cause of the accident.

Some GPS systems include in-vehicle cameras for monitoring driver behavior. Installing such a gadget also ensures that a motorist does not engage in illicit monetary transactions or activities.

Windows Driver Verifier Utility

The Driver Verifier assists you in verifying all of your device drivers and notifies you if any faulty or corrupt drivers are present.

However, you must exercise caution when using a Driver Verifier since it has the potential to lock you out of your system. Hence, before using a Driver Verifier, make sure you have a System Restore or Backup of all your data. You may also instantly switch to Safe Mode before returning to standard Windows if something goes wrong.

Fleet Solutions That Fit

Small tasks add up when it comes to the fleet. Therefore, losing sight of the details that help you make the most of your fleet vehicles can be easy. With Wilmar, you have a partner that has their finger on the fleet industry and the best services to optimize your cars.

We offer tailored solutions across all industries and vehicle applications. Without the burden of fleet management, you will have more freedom to focus on your big business picture. The result for you is the chance to conduct your businesses more efficiently and effectively and ultimately achieve bigger and better bottom-line results.

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Topics: Fleet Safety, Fleet Management, Fleet News, Misc


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