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ARI Offers Accident Data Feed

March 29, 2017, by Lauren Fletcher - Also by this author

Screenshot of Accident Dashboard courtesy of ARI.
Screenshot of Accident Dashboard courtesy of ARI.

ARI has added an Accident Dashboard to its ARI insights portal that's designed to allow fleet managers to see the impact accidents have had on a company’s bottom line and identify trends and patterns that might suggest additional training is needed or other changes should be made in order to prevent accidents, the fleet management company announced.

The dashboard, available to ARI clients in the U.S. and Canada who use the ARI Accident Management program, provides details about a fleet's accident-related data with charts and graphs.

Fleet managers can study accidents by day of the week and time of day over a 12-month period, which can help fleet managers identify at-risk time periods. Fleet managers can also identify drivers with multiple incidents and the average cost per incident. The dashboard offers 14 metrics related to accident claim information.

"The ARI Accident Dashboard can adapt to whatever kind of fleet you may be dealing with, whether it is a car or light-, medium-, heavy-duty, or mixed," said Tony Candeloro, vice president for product development and client information systems for ARI. "The filters allow users to dig into the data in a variety of ways, including time of day, cost, whether the accident was determined to be preventable or not, and the type of accident (e.g., hit stationary object, hit animal, hit parked vehicle). This helps users spot trends and take action to prevent future issues. You can also filter the data by asset type or compare across different asset types. So, for example, you can choose to look at data via a specific filter – accident type, for example – and compare between the medium- and heavy-duty trucks within your fleet.”

The Accident Dashboard also gives fleet managers the ability to fairly compare accident rates among different divisions, since it can determine the number of claims per million miles driven. Previously, fleet managers were only able to compare divisions by the number of accidents that had occurred without taking into account how much each had travelled.

Accident Dashboard also tracks the costs associated with each accident, so fleet managers can identify the average and total cost of preventable and non-preventable accidents by division and can plot that information to see the trend over the past five quarters.

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