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Safety Corner

Ask our panel of experts, Marc, Guy and Brayn, any questions you may have around fleet safety, compliance, DOT audits, roadside inspections, CSA scores, or installation best practices. 

Ask our panel of experts, Marc, Guy and Brayn, any questions you may have around fleet safety, compliance, DOT audits, roadside inspections, CSA scores, or installation best practices.

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Marc’s Safety Corner welcomes Brayn Gomez, Fleet Complete’s Professional Installer and Technical Specialist.

 

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Brayn brings 15-years worth of experience installing multimedia devices, car kits and GPS systems into a variety of vehicles. Having installed GPS units on any kind of vehicle with a battery, even bicycles, Brayn is the expert when it comes to connecting electronics.

Over the length of his career, Brayn has seen thousands of in-vehicle electronics installations and has important tips to share to help avoid post-installation vehicle issues, malfunctioning units, inaccurate data and even potentially endangering driver safety from poorly secured cabling.

Ask Brayn for insights related to in-vehicle GPS system installations.

For his debut contribution to the Marc’s Safety Corner, Brayn performs the installation of an RFID Kit with a Fleet Complete Fleet Tracker.

RFID

Here are a few tips from Brayn:

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  • Install the reader a distance away from the ignition switch to avoid the card being read accidentally if, for example, the card is attached to the driver’s key-chain.
  • Tightly bind all cables with zipties to avoid wires getting caught in electronics and creating unsafe environments, especially any wiring that is installed beneath the center console near the pedals. Pedals can get caught in the cables or drivers can accidentally trip.
  • Solder wire connections to ensure good solid connection and avoid malfunctions or glitches. Cover the soldered connections with electrical tape to prevent corrosion.

Installing an RFID with Fleet Tracker yourself and have questions? Ask our Expert!

Download the full RFID installation instructions.

Quick video recap of the RFID installation: 

Brayn Gomez - RFID Install

The above information is for informational purposes only, and should in no way be relied upon as legal advice.

  Apr 17, 2019     Katerina Gavrikova

Ask the expert - Marc Moncion (Safety, compliance and regulatory affairs expert)

 

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Lead Expert - Fleet Complete

Marc is the Head of Safety, Compliance & Regulatory Affairs at Fleet Complete. He is an author and industry subject matter expert who has worked in numerous senior transportation management roles for over 25 years, including an Inspector for the MTO. Marc sits on several Federal/State/provincial regulatory bodies and frequently provides commentary on emerging technology, best practices and regulatory affairs. In addition, Marc is a commercial driver's licence (CDL) holder and can drive all types of commercial vehicles in North America.

Get to know Marc here!

 


 

Ask The Expert - Guy Broderick (Driver trainer)

 

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Guest Expert - APPS Transport Group

Guy is a Driver Recruiter/Training Supervisor and Social Media Specialist at APPS Transport Group. Certified under the WSIB guidelines and a member of JHSC, Guy is an integral force behind the company's impeccable driving record. The APPS Safety Team has achieved the highest rating of Commercial Vehicle Operator Registration (CVOR) given by the Ministry of Transportation in Ontario. Since 2010, Guy has written for and contributed to numerous publications and associations, as well as has been elected as Chair of Ontario College of Trades Tractor Trailer Driver Trade Board, recently re-elected as Chair for the TTSAO Carrier Group, has sat on numerous provincial industry committees and is a Award Winning Driver recognized on both sides of the border.

 


 

Ask The Expert - Brayn Levi Gomez (professional installer)

 

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Guest Expert - Certified Professional Installer

Brayn transformed his passion and hobby of installing multimedia devices and car kits in luxury vehicles into a career in 2004. Since then, Brayn has installed thousands of electronics and GPS systems in a variety of vehicles and machines with or without a power source, even on bicycles. Bryan provides professional installation, re-installation and on-site technical services to Fleet Complete customers. Throughout his career, Brayn has encountered the effects of improper GPS system installation on the integrity of the vehicle and driver's safety, and offers his insights and tips to help ensure fleet managers and technicians are using best practices to install GPS equipment in their vehicles.