The dangers and liability of using cell phones behind the wheel have been well documented, but even with policies in place to discourage talking or texting while driving, how do you know your employees are following the rules? CellControl has tech solution that both eliminate distracted driving and offer fleet managers an additional level of diagnostics to improve overall driver safety.
The protection, called DriveID, requires a hardware device to be mounted on the vehicle’s windshield behind the rearview mirror, and an app to be downloaded to the driver’s cell phone. The app identifies when the vehicle is in motion and automatically blocks services on the driver’s phone when it’s on the driver’s side of the vehicle. Passengers’ that also use DriveID can continue using their phones normally unless and until they’re moved to the driver’s side as well. This feature is especially useful when two or more crew members are in the truck together. If every employee’s phone is CellControl-enabled, the driver can’t simply use his buddy’s phone to make a quick call. As soon as that phone crosses into the DriveID bubble, it becomes blocked. User policies can be customized for certain events, such as permitted phone numbers, 911 call-back, and auto-replies to incoming text messages.
Remodelers that manage numerous crews and several vehicles can look into CellControl’s fleet management opportunities. Among other things, the fleet management features can let companies track vehicle location and speed, and identify CellControl tampering. The best part is that crewmembers aren’t assigned to a specific CellControl device, so if drivers need to swap vehicles for any reason, they’re still protected. Whether you’re looking for an individual distracted driving solution, or one to manage a larger fleet, check out