More and more fleets are turning to the SmartDrive video-based safety solution. From accident reduction and exonerations to reduced maintenance and insurance, the SmartDrive program produces results. Watch the industry’s leading safety professionals and learn more.
Fleets are choosing to install both forward-facing and in-cab cameras so they can really know what’s going on and coach their drivers’ behavior to reduce accidents throughout their fleet.
“Forward facing is a great start but if you don’t have interior, you’re cutting yourself short. If you don’t have that and you have a driver who has a bad habit, how are you going to be able to help that person?” The forward facing really limits your view. You’re just seeing one side of what’s really going on.”
Initially, fleets may be reluctant to install in-cab cameras due to driver pushback. But, this is easily overcome when drivers learn that they are in control of when the camera activates an event and that it can exonerate them when they are not at fault in an accident. It’s saved their lives, their CDL and their careers. Find out why.
Cypress Truck Lines
Matthew Penland of Cypress Trucks needed a way to find out what really happened in an accident so his drivers weren’t falsely accused of causing them. “We believe that many times when we were in accidents, we were falsely accused. Our driver was not in the wrong. Video was an opportunity for us to look at some definitive answers.”
“Video gives us some accountability. Never before have we been able to know what’s going on with the truck when it comes to an accident or even just being out on the road. What’s happening with that driver – whether he’s speeding or going around corners too fast. SmartDrive has been a game changer when it comes to training drivers to drive properly and safely and changing some of that behavior in the driver. “
Watch Matthew’s video and learn the power of coaching. “We can prevent accidents by coaching our drivers and being involved in that coaching aspect. We’ve seen results where we’ve been able to improve driver behavior.”
Postal Fleet Services
The numbers don’t lie. 85% risk reduction. Once he saw the results, Jeremy Collins of Postal Fleet Services was convinced that the SmartDrive program was the answer. “You can actually predict what happens based on driver behavior. We can see the trends and identify the risk before the accident happens. It’s the best tangible way that you can receive self-measurement of your safety program.”
“The whole goal is to improve our driver base, improve the quality of the drivers we have and eliminate the accidents. SmartDrive does that.
Watch Jeremy’s video and learn why he selected the SmartDrive program. “It’s not data overload. It’s user friendly. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to use. I enjoy that.”
Access Services LA
Access Services is the ADA service for the bus system in Los Angeles. A lot of operations, like Access Services, do paratransit using a dedicated DVR system. But, as Rick Streiff explains, these systems have a large footprint and put a large load on the vehicle’s power system. With SmartDrive, Access Services is able to see how their drivers were performing while SmartDrive analysts reviewed the events and provided information to improve the drivers’ behavior. In addition, the video helps Access Services to know what its passengers are doing and protect their drivers when passengers complain. “It’s helped us get out of some sticky situations.”
Eric Nelson of Arnold Transportation took the time to do a side-by-side evaluation of two video-based safety vendors. “After the evaluation, it was very clear to me that SmartDrive was the product we would choose. The interface was user friendly and the responsiveness of SmartDrive was second to none.”
Watch Eric’s video and learn how he saved money to purchase new equipment. “Today we have tractors that we were able to purchase because we saved money on accidents that didn’t occur. I want to be able to have something that’s reliable and infallible to tell the story and this technology does that.”
“If you give this technology a true opportunity to show you how it can protect you, I will guarantee that within 30 days, you will not want to remove it or drive a piece of equipment that didn’t have it.”
Protecting drivers and protecting his company is what it’s all about for Dan Baillargeon. “Within the first week of having the SmartDrive program, we had a sideswipe event where the driver tried to blame our drivers and we were able to show with the system that our driver was in his lane, didn’t do anything wrong and completely exonerated the driver. After that, the rest of my drivers wanted it on board.”
Watch the video, hear his story and learn how SmartDrive is integral to his safety program.
Brittany Britt understands what it takes to make her fleet safer. That’s why she’s adamant about both forward-facing and cab-facing cameras in her fleet. “Having both protects your people. It’s essentially saving them from themselves. If you don’t have that, how are you going to be able to help your employee?”
Watch Brittany’s video and learn why safety is about more than just cameras. “SmartDrive isn’t just a vendor to us. It’s part of our company culture because we’ve incorporated it into so many things that we do. It’s completely flipped the way our company thinks … and you can’t put a price on that.”
ABM (Ampco System Parking)
ABM (formerly Ampco System Parking)is a leading provider of facility solutions with revenues of approximately $5.1 billion and over 100,000 employees in 300+ offices throughout the United States and various international locations. ABM’s comprehensive capabilities include janitorial, electrical & lighting, energy solutions, facilities engineering, HVAC & mechanical, landscape & turf, mission critical solutions and parking, provided through stand-alone or integrated solutions. ABM provides custom facility solutions in urban, suburban and rural areas to properties of all sizes — from schools and commercial buildings to hospitals, data centers, manufacturing plants and airports. ABM Industries Incorporated, which operates through its subsidiaries, was founded in 1909.
Golden State Foods
Golden State Foods is one of the largest diversified suppliers to the Quick Service Restaurant and retail industries. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., the $6 billion company is value-based with proven performance in superior quality, innovation and customer service in both manufacturing and distribution. Established in 1947, GSF currently services more than 125,000 restaurants from its 50 locations on five continents. With approximately 7,000 associates worldwide, GSF’s core businesses include: processing and distribution of liquid products, meat products, produce, dairy, and other services, providing a variety of networked solutions for the total supply chain spectrum.
Knight Transportation, one of North America’s largest and most diversified truckload transportation companies, undertook an extensive head-to-head evaluation of video safety programs after experiencing a sustained increase in litigation activity involving its fleet, much of which was fraudulent and costing the company time and money. With many drivers having purchased and installed their own “crash recorders” to exonerate them when not at fault in a collision, Knight conducted extensive discussions with its driver community about the value of video-based solutions. As a result, company leadership determined it was the right time to investigate solutions to meet their safety needs and business objectives.
Verst Group Logistics- Peace of Mind
Strategically based in Kentucky, America’s manufacturing heartland, Verst Group Logistics transports everything from beverages to auto parts throughout a six-state area. As a third-party logistics provider, Verst thrives by being efficient, cost effective and smart risk managers. A big part of risk management is their continual focus on safety, emphasizing driver safety, as well as that of the public. Their “safety first” environment also led them to seek ways to improve driver performance as a way to prevent the “big one” – the big one being a collision that could have catastrophic repercussions.