Parsons Brinckerhoff has introduced an in-vehicle monitoring system (IVMS) for its entire fleet of motor vehicles in Australia.

Parsons Brinckerhoff Managing Director for Australia-Pacific Mark Dimmock said the company knows driving motor vehicles is the single greatest threat to its employees’ health and safety.

“Based on a pilot program we ran in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, we are confident IVMS can help improve safety and driver performance, which will have a substantial, positive impact on our overall risk profile. Using this technology across the country we can also identify efficiencies and reduce operating costs through reduced fuel, wear and tear, and damage. The introduction of IVMS is in addition to requesting our hire car providers have the technology available and to phasing in a requirement for all fleet vehicles to be ANCAP 5-star rated,” said Dimmock.

Parsons Brinckerhoff worked with Securatrak to tailor the GPS tracking and journey management solution for its needs.

Securatrak Managing Director Mark Holmes explained IMVS tracking can help fleet managers monitor and correct unsafe driving practices. “The system will track almost any aspect of the fleet’s performance, anywhere and at any time. This includes speed and route as well as behaviour such as the use of seatbelts, harsh braking and cornering, or whether 4WD is engaged when required. While there is an immediate saving on cost, our priority is to provide an immediate safety return on investment and encourage more awareness among drivers of their performance behind the wheel,” said Holmes.