Chalk Mountain Services
Chalk Mountain Services recently received a safety award from Samsara. From left to right are David Bowe, president of Chalk Mountain, four-time Super Bowl champion Joe Montana, and David Serach, director of safety at Chalk Mountain.

Chalk Mountain chalks up safety award

July 12, 2022
Fort Worth-based oilfield services provider wins 2022 Samsara Connected Operations Award for Safest Operator

Chalk Mountain Services of Texas recently received the 2022 Samsara Connected Operations Award for Safest Operator.

The Connected Operations Award recognizes forward-thinking organizations that proactively protect employees, prevent incidents, and safeguard the communities they serve. This year’s winner, Fort Worth-based Chalk Mountain, created a safety program that “positively engages drivers and delivers powerful results for their business,” Samsara said.

Chalk surpassed 20-plus million miles without a DOT-recordable preventable accident in 2021, setting a new record for Samsara customers, the California-based IoT company said.

“We proactively coach our people,” said David Bowe, president of Chalk Mountain. “This has helped improve driving behavior and has led to an 86% decrease in preventable accident costs as well as a 43% decrease in worker’s compensation costs.” Bowe says Chalk Mountain further enhances its positive safety culture by “rewarding, celebrating, and protecting” its employees from false claims.

The Samsara Beyond Conference awards ceremony was held at San Francisco’s InterContinental Hotel. Notable guest speakers in attendance included Joe Montana, a four-time Super Bowl champion, and Lt. Col. Scott Mann, a retired U.S. Army Green Beret.

The provider of oilfield transportation and logistics in the Eagle Ford Shale and Delaware Basin rolled out dual-facing Samsara AI Dash Cams fleetwide in 2021.

“AI dashcams have helped us not only improve workplace safety but further enhance a world-class culture where employees want to work,” said David Serach, director of safety at Chalk Mountain. “As a result, safety has become even more of a competitive advantage for us, and we improved driver retention by 15%.”