Vigillo announces SafeStat scorecarding

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Vigillo — provider of a Web-based risk management platform for the delivery of policies, forms, training, assessments and management reports to the trucking industry — announced today, May 18, at the Truckload Carriers Association 2009 Safety & Security Division Meeting in Louisville, Ky., that is has enabled the inclusion of SafeStat safety performance data on its Scorecard Suite of reports.

Vigillo says the addition of Safety Status Measurement System (SafeStat) information from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) makes it simpler for companies to view information used to measure the relative safety fitness of interstate commercial motor carriers.

“Every carrier has access to SafeStat, but getting through the mass of data to the information they need is difficult at best,” says Steven G. Bryan, chief executive officer of Vigillo. “In some cases, for example, a DOT Motor Carrier number required analyzing as many as nine different databases. By automatically incorporating SafeStat data on our Scorecard reports, we are making that cumbersome and time-consuming process much faster and easier. With this new capability, fleets can use the information to further lower risk in their own organizations, and more simply and accurately present safety data to their customers, without requiring any work to access SafeStat data for analysis.”

Vigillo says it now is offering carriers the ability to include SafeStat data in its Scorecard suite of reports free for 60 days. Initially, customers that sign up for the value-added service will have the ability to include publicly accessible data for a fee of 10 cents per driver per month. A second offering will include private data, which adds accident and driver detail, for 25 cents per driver per month.

SafeStat is an automated analysis system that combines current and historical data and enables FMCSA to quantify, monitor and evaluate the relative safety status of individual motor carriers with respect to the rest of the motor carrier population. The system develops indicators in four analytic Safety Evaluation Areas (SEAs), including Accident, Driver, Vehicle and Safety Management, using up to 30 months of motor carrier safety and normalizing data. The four SEA values then are combined into an overall safety status assessment, known as a SafeStat score.

The Vigillo Scorecard Suite of reports includes a risk score based on factors such as accidents, customer service, rules violations, training and incidents for individual drivers, groups of drivers, managers and locations. An integral part of the Vigillo Web-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform, it is designed to enable managers to better prepare and respond to the many high-risk situations encountered when operating truck fleets. Potential benefits, according to the company, include addressing problems before they become emergencies, lowering costs through improved time management and increased employee productivity, reducing turnover and improving insurance risk profiles.