ThoughtDrivers makes SafetyBox software available

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Operators of truck fleets and other vehicles can now take advantage of SafetyBox, the same software used by a leading LTL company to manage safety performance and driver compliance. In 2006, Hammel Companies, the parent company of Pitt Ohio Express–a major, mid-Atlantic LTL carrier based in Pittsburg–created a new company called ThoughtDrivers to market some of the award-winning technology and systems that were developed internally at Pitt Ohio Express.

The technology from SafetyBox differs from other safety software because it was specifically designed for and used by a nationally recognized safe fleet that manages a large portion self retained risk, according to Nick Goodell, director of The TruckGuardian Group, a business unit of ThoughtDrives that provides safety and risk management solutions to private and for-hire truck fleets.

In addition to managing regulatory compliance, the SafetyBox software can be used to adjust accident and workers compensation claim files, training programs and manage driver recruitment. The program is ideal for centrally managing multiple locations because data is accessible by authorized users from any Internet connection.

The SafetyBox provides basic reporting for root cause analysis, but becomes even more valuable for data mining when combined with business intelligence data cubes, such as ThoughtDrivers CubeIT product, Goodell says.

“We have been using the SafetyBox software since 2004 and have found the greatest benefits in our ability to identify risky drivers, to see our drivers from multiple dimensions and to ultimately reduce accident and overhead costs,” says Jeff Mercadante, Director of Safety for Pitt Ohio Express. SafetyBox integrates with human resource, dispatch, maintenance and telematics products at Pitt Ohio Express. It has been developed to integrate with similar systems for other fleets.

In 2007 the software helped the company win its fourth straight Presidents Trophy through the American Trucking association, recognizing the safest mid sized fleet in the country. In addition to software, the SafetyBox can offer consulting, training and other services through partnerships designed to help companies manage risks.

For additional information about SafetyBox or an online demonstration contact Nick Goodell at, or call (412) 281-1460 or visit the website at