At C.R. England, safety is embedded in everything they do. That’s why when they decided to include video safety, they tested three vendors and selected SmartDrive. Our experience with SmartDrive was such that, SmartDrive was more willing to innovate, and be creative, and think outside of the box. I think we found most of the other vendors weren’t as willing to go with us into uncharted territory and do things that were unique.” Other factors that helped C.R. England decide on SmartDrive … “Creativity, knowledgeable team, and a willingness to work with us.”
Safety is one of the biggest priorities at Knight Transportation. SmartDrive not only helped Knight stay in line with some of the advancements in the industry but was also instrumental in helping lower initial claims costs and see what the drivers see on the road. In addition, SmartDrive helped Knight impact driver behavior, which helped lower its risk factor in accidents. “SmartDrive has helped us know our drivers even better by really getting down to the nitty-gritty of their driving behavior.”
“There were so many factors into what we would miss if we didn’t have it. We would miss the opportunity to mitigate claims. We would miss the opportunity to help improve driving behavior within our fleets. We would miss the opportunity to see what’s going on out there on the road and what are some of the challenges. Yes, you can do those things without video, sure, but how effective are you going to be without it?”
Adopting SmartDrive was a key element in shifting Arctic Glacier’s culture to safety being a number one priority. Now, more than ever, it is a tool to protect the company and its drivers. In addition, Extended Recording has been an extra bonus in providing information not readily available with a standard video program. As a result, Arctic Glacier sees SmartDrive as an extension of its safety program; it’s not just a partner. SmartDrive is part of the Arctic family. Since implementation, Arctic has reduced its unsafe DOT violations by 50%. In addition, the company has seen a 90% reduction in both seatbelt and cell phone violations.
Todd Smith, President of Smith Transport, believes that SmartDrive is the technology of the future when it comes to safety. “I think when you look at the industry that we all play in today, and you look at the exposure that we have with the risk on a daily basis, if you can minimize that risk through data, why wouldn’t you do it? Once you see this technology and understand the benefits to it – and your drivers understand the benefits to it – it’s a no-brainer to do it. We’re excited about partnering up with SmartDrive and making this happen.”