The food and beverage industry faces unique challenges when it comes to safety. As a result, fleets take managing risk and operating safely very seriously— not only to ensure the safety of their employees and the general public, but also for the secure transportation and delivery of the products they’re hauling.
That’s why SmartDrive is proud to be named – for the seventh year in a row – to Food Logistics’ FL100+ Top Software and Technology Providers List. “Whether you’re using sensors to monitor critical temperatures for perishables or a WMS to manage inventory flows in your warehouse, software and technology are playing a vital role in the food and beverage industry,” remarks John R. Yuva, editor for Food Logistics and its sister publication, Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “The transparency and safety of the digital global food supply chain would not exist without innovations in software and technology. Our FL100+ recipients help drive supply chain compliance and regulatory changes that benefit everyone from the farmer to the food processor to the consumer.”
SmartDrive’s repeated inclusion in the FL100+ validates our promise to deliver solutions that help fleets improve fleet safety, identify and reduce risk, exonerate commercial vehicle drivers and make better business decisions That’s probably why fleets, such as Merchants Foodservice, Smithfield Foods, Prime Source Foods, C.R. England, Golden State Foods, Oakley Transport and Virginia Eagle Distributing use SmartDrive to improve safety within their fleets.
“SmartDrive has done an amazing job helping make our fleet safer; the numbers speak for themselves. But what’s more, SmartDrive has helped reduce our maintenance and fuel costs. On the whole, drivers are operating more safely: there are fewer events triggered by hard braking, we’re seeing safer cornering and overall smoother driving.”
– Ron Nagle, Transportation Manager, Prime Source Foods
From reduction in collisions to driver exonerations, fleets that use a video-based safety program see results far beyond just safety. Very quickly, fleets are able to:
- Capture Hard-to-Get Sideswipes, Backing and Low-impact Collisions
- Reduce Workers Comp Claims
- Avoid Skyrocketing Insurance Premiums
- Improve Employee Relations
- Improve Customer Satisfaction
- Secure Brand Protection
- Increase Fuel Economy and Reduces Vehicle Maintenance
No matter the type of vehicle – or the number of miles driven – transporting food and beverage to distribution centers and beyond is dangerous and costly. Rather than viewed as an expense, companies now view safety as a cost-saving (and lifesaving) measure that not only protects their drivers, but also protects their bottom line. From exonerating drivers and avoiding skyrocketing insurance premiums to reducing workers comp claims and vehicle maintenance, video-based safety is proven to help fleets, like yours.
Now, more than ever, fleets are focused on programs that measurably improve safety performance, while cost effectively managing their exposure to risk. With a video-based safety program, fleets are better able to protect drivers, lower risk and improve their bottom line – delivering an important and sustainable competitive advantage.
“You’re playing Russian roulette if you don’t have cameras in your truck. Selecting SmartDrive as our video-based safety partner was an easy decision. For any claims that do occur, we’re now able to quickly know what happened and speed time to resolution, eliminating time wasted on frivolous claims. In fact, our insurance carrier is so impressed with the results we’ve achieved, they’ve asked me to contact other companies to recommend they install SmartDrive.”
– William Dowden, safety manager, Merchants Foodservice
Learn more about Merchants Food Service and its use of the end-to-end solutions that SmartDrive and Omnitracs provide across safety, driver productivity and workflow, routing, dispatch and compliance. As Merchants has experienced, together, these solutions ensure you deliver your cargo fresh, on-time and safely.
- Posted by Melissa.Senoff@smartdrive.net
- On December 16, 2020