Why Davis Transfer was Ready for a Video-Based Safety Program
Davis Transfer Company, a leading dry van, truckload carrier serving the Southeastern United States made a strategic decision to invest in technology as the backbone of its safety program.
Davis Transfer has long recognized the correlation between safety and customer satisfaction, driver retention, and business success.
The company embraced mobile fleet management and trailer tracking solutions in support of fleet safety and operational efficiency, but was lacking clear visibility into what was happening inside the cab and on the road. The management team sought out a video-based safety program to complement its existing safety initiatives and to augment its data insights for critical decision making.
Why the SmartDrive® program is the Smart Choice for Davis Transfer
After evaluating several solutions, Davis Transfer adopted the SmartDrive video-based safety program across its fleet of more than 250 tractors. In the first two months following deployment, the fleet experienced remarkable improvements in key driver safety indicators, including a 73 percent reduction in handheld use of mobile devices while driving and 66 percent improvement in seatbelt usage, both of which contributed to a 43 percent improvement in its safety score.
Drivers are looking for a company that is dedicated to safety and the SmartDrive system helps Davis Transfer meet this commitment to employees, customers and the general public.
Improvement in Safety Score
Reduction in Mobile Device Usage
Improvement in Seat Belt Compliance
Reduction in Unsafe Following
The addition of the SmartDrive program to an already robust safety culture enhanced fleet-wide safety performance, with metrics that include a 67 percent reduction in stopping observations—such as incomplete stops and failure to attempt a stop—and a 19 percent reduction in unsafe following. Davis Transfer credits the SmartDrive video-based solution with visibility to drivers’ skills in on-road situations, which improves driver coaching and overall safety outcomes.
The SmartDrive system is the industry’s only video-based safety program that identifies unsafe driving with an extensible platform, integrating video, vehicle data, audio and driving data for a unified and comprehensive view of risk. The program automatically offloads footage for expert review and analysis, and prioritization for coaching. This saves fleets time and resources, which can then be focused on delivering increased value to their customers; measured in on-time delivery, accuracy and specialized customer service.