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Freight Transportation Firm Deploys Video-based Safety Program

| May 19, 2017

Averitt Express

Averitt Express, a leading provider of freight transportation and supply chain management, has deployed a video-based safety program to reduce collision frequency, minimize costs related to insurance claims and litigation, and improve driver safety.

The company notes that it has achieved significant return on investment as a result of operational efficiencies.

“While Averitt has long provided drivers with compliance, safety and prevention training, we recognized the need for an effective program that would help us further improve fleet safety, decrease costs and exonerate drivers from false accusations,” said David McDowell, director of risk management at Averitt.

Ultimately, it selected the SmartDrive Shield product line, which is focused on capturing every collision, exonerating when not at fault and providing drivers the ability to record issues on the road, such as delivery verification and security incidents.  The company did not need to remove and replace its current hardware.

“Averitt is now able to capture and analyze nearly every accident, which has had measurable impact on driver satisfaction, litigation costs and safety,” added McDowell.

Since deployment across Averitt’s 4,800-truck fleet began, the company has experienced a reduction in DOT-recordable accidents, increased its subrogation collections by 15 percent, seen several million dollars in liability savings and achieved an ROI McDowell believes offsets the cost of equipping every tractor in the fleet for five years

Category: Driver Stuff, Featured, Management

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