TRUCE Software and Geotab are partnering to add TRUCE’s intelligent solution for reducing distracted driving to the Geotab Marketplace, a collection of mobile apps, software add-ins and hardware add-ons that help customers manage their fleets.
Through the integration with Geotab, fleet customers will be able to access TRUCE from within the Geotab platform to help eliminate mobile distractions and optimize usage across their workplace, TRUCE said.
“Finding ways to improve road safety and efficiency has always been a top priority for Geotab,” said Louis De Jong, executive vice president at Geotab. “By providing customers with access to leading technology that will help reduce distracted driving incidents, we are able to not only enable fleet managers to improve employee safety and operational performance but also work together to help to create safer roads for all.”
Whether behind the wheel of a delivery van, company car, big rig or bucket truck, it’s easy for employees to become distracted by mobile devices during the workday. Using contextual indicators to manage drivers’ access to particular mobile device apps at certain times, TRUCE gives fleet managers access to a business-grade solution that helps make safety and productivity actionable. Utilizing TRUCE Software, Geotab customers are able to enforce their mobile use policies by managing driver access to particular mobile device apps at the right time, in the right place using intelligent contextual indicators. The data provided by TRUCE also can be combined with other Geotab data feeds on driving behavior to measure the impact of reduced device distraction behind the wheel. Customers can leverage alerts, reports and easy-to-configure rules that enable managers and executives to help ensure their employees are being safe and productive.
“This partnership with Geotab delivers on the benefits of connecting the vehicle with the operator to help optimize mobility use and improve business operations, efficiency and profitability,” said Pete Plotas, vice president of global alliances at TRUCE Software. “This combination of mobile use policy enforcement and real-time insights helps make ending mobile distraction a reality.”
TRUCE helps to enable the proactive reduction of vehicle accidents without compromising employee productivity, privacy or blocking device and network access, the company said. The differentiation of TRUCE is in the context the software gathers and uses to enforce customer mobile use policy. It automatically adjusts policy enforcement based on movement, proximity, location and other contexts, enabling employee access to only the allowable device features, functions and apps.
Customers who use TRUCE for 12 months or longer may experience significant reductions in incidents, including accidents, claims and losses, TRUCE claimed. A recent TRUCE-commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting also concluded that interviewed companies utilizing TRUCE achieved a payback in less than three months and a 360% return on investment over three years.