PeopleNet has partnered with SafeKey in an effort to help customers protect assets and monitor driver well-being. The SafeKey system provides customers with another safety-management tool for safeguarding both drivers and vehicles.
SafeKey is a proactive approach to driver safety and vehicle theft protection. The driver initiates an SOS panic button located on the SafeKey check module up to 100 feet away from the tractor. The remote panic signal sends a real-time alert to a 24/7 monitoring service or dispatch department via text and email that details the driver’s exact location.
The vehicle can be remotely disabled via the network, preventing engine engagement and therefore the theft from even happening. In addition, results are also saved on a secure server for fleet management review.
Cargo/vehicle theft is a serious industry issue, with the average incident costing approximately $320,000 according to a report from FreightWatch International.
The SafeKey ignition interlock, a reliable solid-state electronic circuit installed in the vehicle, prevents a vehicle from being started without the check module.