C.R. England, Averitt Express expand FleetRisk adoption

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Updated Apr 12, 2012

FleetRisk Advisors, a business unit of Qualcomm Enterprise Services, announced that C.R. England and Averitt Express have expanded their adoption of FleetRisk Advisors’ predictive analytics platform with additional models that address driver retention, recruitment and workers’ compensation.

A provider of predictive analytics to the transportation industry, FleetRisk Advisor helps companies identify the root causes of likely events, such as accidents, driver fatigue and employee turnover, up to 28 days before they occur and recommends the necessary remediation steps to help the fleet prevent these events and facilitate reduced accident occurrences, better driver performance, fewer workers’ compensation claims, increased retention and, overall, a more profitable organization.

C.R. England, a refrigerated freight transportation company in Salt Lake City, began using FleetRisk Advisors’ predictive models for fleet safety and driver fatigue in 2008 and added the workers’ compensation model in 2011. As a result, the company reported a 39 percent reduction in accident rates and an 18 percent decrease in workers’ compensation claims. C.R. England recently expanded its FleetRisk Advisor models to augment corresponding driver retention and recruitment efforts.

“FleetRisk Advisors allows us to improve driver safety and performance across our company, reducing the number of preventable accidents while improving the bottom line,” says Thom Pronk, corporate vice president of safety, training and recruiting for C.R. England. “We’re broadening our utilization of FleetRisk Advisors’ predictive models to address the critical areas of driver retention and recruitment, both of which pose unique challenges to our industry. Following an initial three-month pilot program, our company has already experienced an 18 percent reduction in driver churn.”

Averitt Express, a provider of freight transportation and supply chain management, and FleetRisk Advisor customer since 2009, utilizes the company’s safety and driver fatigue models across its truckload fleet. To date, the company has reported a 30 percent reduction in driver accidents per million miles. Based on this success, the company now is expanding its use of FleetRisk Advisors’ safety model into the supply chain fleet and also will deploy predictive models to address workers’ compensation.

“FleetRisk Advisors’ solutions have taken our safety program to new levels,” says Scott Wolf, vice president of corporate services, Averitt Express. “Now, we’re focused on improving our operating ratio by identifying and taking preventative actions to minimize workers’ compensation claims, which are otherwise disruptive to our customer service and business operations. Our results with FleetRisk Advisors’ technology to date have been remarkable.”