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Jetco Delivery Commitment to Safety with Fleetwide Lytx Driver Safety Program

| August 14, 2019

Jetco experiences dramatic safety improvements with Lytx video telematics

Lytx®, provider of video telematics, analytics, productivity and safety solutions for commercial and public sector fleets, today announced Jetco Delivery has reaffirmed its commitment to safety with a fleetwide upgrade to the Lytx Driver Safety Program. Houston-based Jetco, with more than 150 flatbed, heavy-haul, intermodal and van trucks, has seen impressive safety results since its initial implementation of Lytx video telematics solutions in 2015.

“We see safety and operations as one and the same: a safe fleet is an effective one. Lytx video telematics technology has helped us hold our drivers to the highest standards of safety,” said Brian Fielkow, CEO of Jetco. “When we saw the redesigned product portfolio and the newest DriveCam®Event Recorder from Lytx, we saw an opportunity to not only deploy the industry’s leading technology, but to re-energize our drivers around the coaching program and our company-wide commitment to safety.”

Lytx’s Driver Safety Program combines video capture of risky driving behaviors with advanced analytics, based on the company’s database of over 100 billion miles of driving data, and highly accurate event review by professional analysts.

The Lytx DriveCam Event Recorder captures an event when its sensors are triggered by an action suggesting risky behavior, including a hard acceleration or brake. Lytx cuts through the noise and delivers actionable insights about their drivers’ behaviors that can be used to coach them toward safer habits—improvements that have been helping Jetco experience fewer collisions, less litigation impact and lower costs. Since starting its program four years ago, Jetco has experienced these dramatic safety improvements:

  • 30 percent decrease in near collisions
  • 51 percent reduction in coachable event frequency
  • 48 percent improvement in event severity

In the past 15 months alone, Jetco has seen positive changes in specific driving behaviors, including:

  • 73 percent improvement in following distance
  • 65 percent improvement in late response incidents
  • 21 percent decrease in seatbelt violations
  • 19 percent decrease in traffic violations

With such positive results from the Lytx program, Fielkow and his team were eager to upgrade to an even more advanced technology. The SF-Series Event Recorders introduced in September 2017are equipped with advanced sensors, and machine vision and artificial intelligence technology. They are designed to give users more data and over-the-air access to approximately 100 hours of continually recorded video (subject to available cellular network coverage). Lytx’s recently introduced Device Health Report makes it easier to monitor the overall health of device installation, helping prevent missed incidents and associated critical insights that lead to opportunities for improvement and a safer fleet

“We are impressed by Lytx’s redesigned product portfolio and user experience. In an increasingly litigious society, it is essential that we understand exactly what our drivers are doing on the road, when they are innocent and where they have room for improvement,” said Fielkow. “The new Lytx platform offers us the best view of driver behaviors and helps us deliver driver coaching with a more effective, streamlined and targeted approach.”

Commitment to safety and community is core to Jetco’s business culture. The company is especially proud of its driver committee, a representative group of employees who are involved in all of the company’s high-level decisions, including the Lytx Driver Safety Program rollout.

Fielkow, an author and speaker recognized as an industry expert on creating a safety-focused company culture, cites this as the number one factor in Jetco’s success: “In order to have a high-functioning organization, you have to make decisions and move forward with the support of the entire community. With this group of drivers helping run our company, we feel confident we are making the best decisions for the entire fleet — not just those in management positions. By emphasizing transparency and communication, we have been able to make major changes, like upgrading to the Lytx Driver Safety Program, quickly and effectively.”

Lytx’s Driver Safety Program has also played a role in ensuring that every team member shares Jetco’s values. According to Fielkow, the vast majority of drivers see that a telematics system supports the fleet’s commitment to safety and high-quality operational performance. Drivers appreciate having video to document their safe, professional driving and to protect their personal safety profiles. Only with a safety culture and commitment to those elements can a fleet promise its customers — and its drivers — that it will continue to survive and thrive for decades to come.

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