Fleets are realizing a significant return on their investment (ROI) into more advanced trucks when more of these trucks are placed into service. In fact, the cost for all safety equipment (including collision avoidance, disc brakes, lane change, and electronic stability control) decreases overall collision repairs and yields a return on the original safety technology investment in about 18 months (collision repairs cost avoided). These are hefty savings combined with the cost of on-boarding new drivers.
Since more fleets and transportation organizations are replacing older trucks with more advanced, safer equipment on the roads, these companies will quickly realize they will keep their drivers and others on the road safer. This will also allow them to retain their drivers at a higher rate and enjoy generous savings in reduced accident and litigation costs, along with lower maintenance and repair expenses.