Clariant Oil Services recently selected SmartDrive Systems’ video-based safety program for use with its North American fleet of approximately 400 vehicles.
Based on discussions with current SmartDrive customers and a review of the program’s track record, Clariant also decided to forego a pilot program and move ahead with installing the SmartDrive Transportation Intelligence Platform.
Clariant adopted the SmartDrive program as a proactive measure in its driver-safety efforts, with the goal of preventing accidents before they occur by providing greater transparency in driver behaviors.
“We knew that we did not want just cameras,” said Clint Johnson, manager of environmental health and safety affairs for Clariant North America. “We wanted a measurement and benchmarking tool that would make our drivers safer.
“SmartDrive provides us with a proactive tool to better protect our drivers, our assets and the public.”
With hands-on support from the SmartDrive implementation team, and open communication with drivers, the Clariant fleet already experienced a smooth onboarding process, SmartDrive said.
The SmartDrive platform includes new SR4 hardware featuring unprecedented computing power in a small, flexible footprint; new sensors for advanced risk identification and real-time driver-assist; innovative architecture enabling the convergence of data, devices and network connectivity; new analytics powered by SmartDrive SmartIQ; and a best-in-class video safety program.
With a unified view of driver performance and actionable risk insight, Clariant managers can coach drivers to improve safety skills as well as reduce fuel consumption, improving operational results.
“Because of its intuitive design and ease of use, the SmartDrive coaching dashboard and driver scorecards allow us to instantaneously coach drivers on needed skills as part of a continuous improvement program,” said Dane Dorval, regional operations manager for Clariant. “There is no doubt the SmartDrive program is taking our fleet safety to the next level.
“Additionally, we were very pleased with the new SR4 hardware, which is extremely flexible in design and can easily integrate with other systems and devices, future-proofing our investment as we grow and our needs evolve.”