On the Road to a Hands-Free World
When we hear about distracted driving, it’s typically about texting with friends, searching for a song, scrolling Instagram. But for many frontline workers without proper tools, essential communication to dispatch is often its own form of distracted driving.
The Dangers of Distracted Driving
Without hands-free, truck drivers have two options: pull over frequently to catch up on critical messages and updates, or glance quickly at the phone while driving. It’s a lose lose: too much time on the side of the road impacts customer expectations and driving times, and a quick glance away can turn tragic.
How We're Distracted
Drivers without hands-free tools are often distracted in three different but preventable ways.
Moving your hands off the wheel such as picking up your cell phone or eating a snack.
Looking away from the road such as looking at your phone, looking at car display screens, or looking at another passenger.
Thinking about something other than driving such as daydreaming or where the next rest stop is located.
The Future of Communication
We developed Chat by Storyboard to keep drivers and dispatch connected with minimal manual and visual distractions. Hands-Free Mode is powered by Bluetooth and messages play automatically whenever they’re received, into headphones or through connected speakers.
More connected trips, faster arrivals, and happier customers with Chat by Storyboard.