Hertfordshire, UK — 23 August 2018 – SmartDrive Systems, a leader in driving performance solutions that reduce collisions and improve fuel efficiency, will bring its expertise in driver risk management and mitigation to the utility sector at the Utility Fleet Forum in Leicester on 19 September.
The utility sector faces very specific and often unique operational challenges when it comes to road risk. Through its SmartDrive ® video-based safety programme it has independently and objectively analysed more than 220 million pieces of fleet footage, and has a unique insight into the risks and management challenges facing utility fleets – and into how to cut collisions and protect drivers and the public.
The unique risks faced by utility fleets include:
- Driving and working in challenging ‘live’ environments
- ‘Lone worker’ syndrome
- A high proportion of non-vocational drivers whose core competence is in another speciality
- A health and safety focus on the utility’s core competence – e.g. electrical safety or rail safety – and a subsequently lower understanding of work-related road risk
- Line management are often not transport professionals and so driving is not a managed activity
- Distraction and fatigue among drivers
- Ever increasing levels of stringent regulation and service level agreements
SmartDrive’s video-based safety programme can help utility fleets take control of these risks, lower fleet-related costs, provide transparency and proof of good governance, protect and exonerate its drivers when not-at-fault, and save lives.
The utilities sector often sees a disconnect in fleet management between the HGV fleets which are regulated, are based at an operating centre, have professional drivers and for which a transport professional is statutorily responsible – and the LCV fleet, staffed by technicians, engineers and other non-transport professionals, for whom driving is a secondary and incidental activity.
SmartDrive’s integrated view of the driving environment, taking in as it does vehicle data, driver behaviour and the surrounding road or site environment, is a very beneficial tool in identifying individual driver’s risk levels and providing proactive and objective coaching support. Furthermore, it helps drivers to see their driving in a professional light, requiring the same level of competence, risk-awareness and focus which they would bring to their primary trade or discipline.
Delegates attending the Utility Fleet Forum will find SmartDrive in the main exhibitor area, where the team will be on hand to discuss your fleet risk profile and the insights SmartDrive has gleaned from the 220 million plus pieces of video and vehicle data it has analysed to date.
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About SmartDrive Systems
SmartDrive Systems, the recipient of Frost & Sullivan’s Customer Value Leadership Award for Video Safety Solutions, gives fleets and drivers unprecedented driving performance insight and analysis, helping save fuel, expenses and lives. Its video analysis, predictive analytics and personalised performance program help fleets improve driving skills, lower operating costs and deliver significant ROI. With an easy to use managed service, fleets and drivers can access and self-manage driving performance anytime, anywhere. The Company, which is ranked as one of the fastest growing companies by Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, has compiled the world’s largest storehouse of more than 220 million analysed risky driving events. SmartDrive Systems is based in San Diego, Calif., and employs 725 people worldwide.
For more information on SmartDrive Systems, please visit www.smartdrive.net.
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Penny Brooks for SmartDrive Systems Ltd
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- Posted by Nicola Burgess
- On August 23, 2018