Groendyke Transport deploys SmartDrive Program across entire fleet

Trial period achieved a 73.7% improvement in its Safety Score

Groendyke Transport, one of the oldest and largest tanker fleets in North America, has deployed the SmartDrive video-based safety system across its entire fleet. As one of the safest fleets in America, Groendyke, who currently has 42 terminals in 15 states and services 49 states, Canada and Mexico, is installing the SmartDrive programme, with SmartDrive 360 and SmartIQ, to broaden its current safety programme, helping its drivers become more aware and safer on the roads.

Recognised as the fleet with the best overall safety record and programme in the country, Groendyke has won the coveted National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC) North American Safety Champion Award — also known as the Heil Trophy — a record eight times. A top-ten tank truck carrier by revenue, Groendyke most recently won the Heil Trophy for safety efforts in 2018 for both its mileage class and the overall award for large carriers due to its extremely low accident frequency: 0.462 DOT accidents per million miles.

Yet, despite its exceptional safety record and industry-leading drivers, Groendyke leadership knew the Company could do even better and turned to SmartDrive. To validate its decision, Groendyke piloted the programme, during which SmartDrive’s extensive experience within the tank truck industry, future-focused technology, fully managed service, proactive coaching workflow and superior customer support reaffirmed that SmartDrive was the perfect fit. During the pilot, Groendyke achieved a 73.7% improvement in its Safety Score, an objective measurement of specific driving habits that increase risk and the likelihood of collisions. By proactively identifying risk and coaching against it, Groendyke is working toward eliminating these unsafe behaviours.

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To maximise visibility to driving-related incidents and compliance violations, as well as pinpoint the next steps to improve fleet performance, Groendyke deployed SmartDrive 360 and SmartIQ across its entire fleet. SmartDrive 360 provides the option to add cameras to the sides and back of the vehicle, enabling a comprehensive view and delivering insight into the most frequent causes of collisions — such as U-turns, reversing, unintentional lane changes, roll-overs and side swipes. Through this, SmartDrive is able to deliver an unprecedented level of coverage and visibility into risk.

SmartIQ’s video analytics platform transforms massive volumes of vehicle sensor data into insights that can be leveraged across fleet operations to help improve efficiency and overall financial performance.

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