Problem to solve:
Dolphin Transportation is all about efficiency, but the company found that training drivers on new routes could be extremely time-consuming and thus, expensive. They were spending hours on ride-alongs to help drivers learn the ropes of highly-regulated or complex routes such as routes through airports and ports.
How they solved it:
Chris Boynton, Operations Manager at Dolphin Transportation, used Samsara to capture dash cam video of complex routes to create a training video library.
Here’s Chris’ tip:
01. Set up a custom geofence alert around challenging routes. This way you’ll get a text or email alert when a driver enters that route and you can mark the video date/time for video retrieval.
02. After the video is complete, go to Fleet > Safety > Video Retrieval and request the video for retrieval, toggling on 'Request hyperlapse'. Download the hyperlapse video of the experienced driver navigating the route.
03. Create a library of training videos to easily educate drivers on challenging routes and provide them with an on-demand resource.
Chris' library of videos eliminated the need for time-consuming ride-alongs and enabled him to train new drivers three times faster. He hired and trained roughly 20 new drivers during their peak season this winter.