Schilli Corporation has adopted the SmartDrive Transportation Intelligence Platform with SR4 hardware and video-based safety program to help improve fleet safety.
After reviewing four different safety systems and conducting an extensive pilot, Schilli chose to deploy the SmartDrive program across its fleet of more than 300 vehicles in its five operating companies: Contractors Cartage, Inc., Material Delivery Service, Inc., Bulk Transport Co., Truck Transport, Inc., and Keightley Bros., Inc.
“After evaluating video-based solutions from four providers and completing a successful pilot, the SmartDrive program proved to be the best fit for meeting our business needs today, and preparing us for future challenges as the industry continues to evolve,” said Bob Schilli, Jr., vice president for Schilli Corporation.
Since adopting the SmartDrive program the fleet has already seen a reduction in collisions. Additionally, the company said drivers have embraced the SmartDrive Safety Scores — which it calls "consistent, objective measurements of each driver’s performance."
“We appreciate the opportunity to coach those drivers who may not know they are engaging in a habit that could potentially lead to a collision,” said Ken Humphries, vice president of safety and employee relations for Schilli Corporation. “When we presented the SmartDrive program and the coaching opportunities it affords to our drivers, they accepted it and understood it’s there to protect them. In fact, we didn’t lose a single driver as a result of the rollout.
"Another significant benefit is that when drivers are involved in an incident that’s not their fault, we’re not wasting time or money fighting claims because we can prove exactly what happened with video," he added. "We’ve already found that these exonerations are paying for the system.”