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Boost Your Fleet’s Safety: The Advantages of Aftermarket Backup Cameras for Commercial Vehicles

April 17, 2024
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If your business utilizes commercial vehicles, minimizing risk and maximizing efficiency are likely front of mind when it comes to protecting your fleet. While skilled operators are key to avoiding collisions and mishaps, adding preventative equipment like rear cameras gives your team an extra layer of protection that can save you from costly repairs, damage, or injury.

At Certified Radio and with our sister brand Certified Commercial & Fleet Services we’re proud to partner with businesses throughout the Greater Edmonton Area and western Canada and to offer solutions that keep everyone safe and prepared on the road. From collision avoidance to driver warning systems, cellular boosters, emergency and roadside safety lighting , we have you covered

Below, we’ll take a closer look at the benefits of commercial backup cameras. Read on to learn more.

Enhanced Visibility and Accident Prevention

One of the most common causes of accidents and collisions is poor visibility, especially when reversing a vehicle or piece of machinery. Tricky alleyways, unpredictable pedestrians, and a wide variety of other factors can make it difficult to spot risks in advance in busy areas. Backup cameras make it easy for drivers to catch hazards before navigating and lower the chances of a collision dramatically. By helping to avoid rear-ending accidents, backup cameras help protect your fleet, minimize downtime, and avoid costly repairs and insurance claims.

Minimize Blind Spots and Increase Awareness

Blind spots are another common concern for commercial drivers, particularly when operating larger vehicles such as delivery trucks or utility vans. Aftermarket backup cameras help to reduce a driver’s blind areas and offer a far more comprehensive view of the surrounding radius, including low-lying obstacles or objects that may otherwise be just out of sight of the driver.

Streamline Parking and Maneuvering

Parking and maneuvering in tight spaces can be challenging for commercial drivers, especially when navigating congested loading areas or crowded streets. Whether during rush hour or during daytime delivery hours, aftermarket backup cameras act as a valuable aid for commercial drivers by providing real-time video feedback on the dashboard or rearview mirror display. These guidance points help drivers park accurately and avoid being hit by other vehicles that may not be paying attention while they try to back up.

Lower Your Long-Term Costs

While installing backup cameras on your commercial fleet requires an upfront cost, the benefits of avoiding collisions and the many headaches that come with them often are more than enough to offset the initial financial investment. The long-term costs of collisions, both in terms of repairs as well as the hit to your insurance, are significantly higher, and the lost productivity following an accident can be highly detrimental to your bottom line.

Compliance with Safety Regulations

Backup cameras are increasingly considered a safety standard for both commercial and passenger vehicles (in fact, Transport Canada made them mandatory in 2018). Installing a backup camera that allows your fleet to operate as safely as possible and is essential for those looking to stay compliant and prepared.

Tailored Solutions for Commercial Fleets

At Certified Radio and Certified Commercial & Fleet Services, we offer a wide range of aftermarket safety solutions perfect for the needs of commercial fleets. Whether you operate a delivery service, construction company, transportation business, etc,  we have systems designed to meet the unique requirements of your vehicles and operations. View our inventory here, and contact us today to learn more!