Zurich Fleet Intelligence targets operating costs, driver safety

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Updated Jan 28, 2011

To help fleet managers minimize their fleet’s operating costs and reduce crashes, all while keeping their vehicles up-and-running and their drivers safe, North American fleet insurer Zurich announced a U.S. program that combines its in-depth understanding of fleet insurance, operations and risk engineering to create Zurich Fleet Intelligence.

“Zurich Fleet Intelligence allows fleet managers to understand the behaviors of their drivers, while also giving them access to a Zurich risk engineering specialist who can work with them to help improve their drivers’ performance, in turn helping them reduce their fleets’ operating costs and run a safer fleet,” says Paul Horgan, chief underwriting officer for Zurich Global Corporate in North America. “It really takes the benefits of telematics data to the next level.”

ZFI works by combining data from telematics providers with Zurich’s analytical tools to turn the data into meaningful insights that can help fleet managers reduce their fleet operating costs, as well as:
• Optimize vehicle journey planning and deployment;
• Reduce vehicle running costs;
• Achieve increased fuel economy;
• Reduce the occurrence of vehicle crashes through defensive driving training;
• Influence future insurance premiums;
• Improve employees’ driving skills and knowledge;
• Reduce stress and fatigue amongst drivers through coaching and development; and
• Improve their fleet’s impact on the environment.

Zurich says customers will benefit from the relationships it already has formed with telematics vendors, including DriveCam, GreenRoad, IVOX, SmartDrive and Trimble. Zurich says it does not receive any fees or commission from these vendors when a customer selects their telematics services.

To watch a 90-second video showing how ZFI works, go to www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqjSc-T7arY. For more information about ZFI, go to www.zurichfleetintelligence.com.