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C.R. England Selects SmartDrive Video-based Safety Program

| July 9, 2019

The SmartDrive program reinforces C.R. England’s safety policy and top-down safety culture

SmartDrive Systems, a leader in video-based safety and transportation intelligence, today announced C.R. England, one of the largest refrigerated carriers in the United States, is deploying the SmartDrive® video-based safety program across its entire fleet following a competitive review and head-to-head pilot program.

C.R. England selected SmartDrive because of the powerful combination of industry experience, extensible platform and proven results. SmartDrive stood apart on decision factors that included:

  • Flexibility to customize the solution to meet C.R. England’s specific needs
  • Ability to capture the riskiest driving maneuvers such as U-turns, hard braking and speeding
  • Easy integration into the company’s enterprise systems
  • Fully-managed service and superior customer support
  • Demonstrated experience with complex deployments

“The industry has been moving in the direction of video safety and we saw an opportunity to be competitive while continuing to provide the best possible service,” said Chad England, C.R. England CEO. “We spoke with multiple carriers using the SmartDrive program and realized we could encourage our drivers to change their habits, increase awareness and make the roads safer.”

C.R. England is a fourth-generation family-owned, customer and employee-focused company celebrating its 100-year anniversary in 2020. The company has grown from one Model T truck to over 4,400 technology-enabled vehicles and 8,500 employees (including more than 7,500 drivers). As the largest, most comprehensive refrigerated transportation solution in the industry and operating in the 48 continental United States and Mexico, C.R. England also maintains five driver training schools.

“We are proud that C.R. England selected SmartDrive to protect their drivers and their bottom line,” said Steve Mitgang, SmartDrive CEO. “Our open, extensible platform was developed to meet the data, analytical and safety demands of enterprise fleets like C.R. England. Couple that with our team’s proven experience in large scale deployments and a customer-centric approach to service, and fleets can be confident their investment will deliver immediately and over the long term.”

The SmartDrive program reinforces C.R. England’s safety policy and top-down safety culture. “SmartDrive’s platform delivered the innovative SmartDrive Extended Recording capability, which supports our safety culture by allowing us to gather more context when an incident occurs,” noted England. “Even though most incidents are minor—with many even occurring in parking lots—they still cost us time and money. Since these low-impact critical events are rarely triggered by other systems, we are able to see more and save more with SmartDrive.”

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