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Video-based Driver Safety Program Supports 340-Truck Fleet

| November 9, 2016

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When Andrus Transportation Services sought a way to safeguard its freight, its drivers and the roads they travel while still maximizing its trucking assets, its leadership knew that video could be a powerful tool.  It’s also when Andrus team entered into a trial with the Lytx DriveCam video telematics program that began a journey toward a safer 340-truck fleet.

After a successful trial, Andrus Transportation Services owner and president, James Andrus, asked a simple question: ‘Will this make us a safer company?'” said Wes Peterson, director of Risk Management for Andrus Transportation Services. “Then the decision was a unanimous ‘yes!’ It was the right thing to do for the general public and for our drivers.”

The DriveCam exception-based video safety program combines video capture of road incidents such as hard braking or sudden swerving, data analysis of those incidents, and personalized coaching insights to improve driving behavior. Today, Lytx helps protect more than 600,000 commercial and government fleet drivers under its DriveCam program.

“It’s been really well received,” he said, adding that driver exoneration has played a role in that. “We know accidents aren’t always a simple case of ‘A hits B,’ and the video uncovers the root cause.”

But even though the DriveCam program has helped Andrus Transportation Services exonerate – and retain – drivers, the company’s primary focus is on the prevention of collisions, and being able to take action on the driving behavior insights the DriveCam video revealed.

“Our conscience wouldn’t allow us to sleep at night if we knew we could’ve prevented an injury by using the DriveCam program to prevent collisions,” said Peterson.

 

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