EpicVue announced that Boyd Bros. Transportation will continue to equip additional vehicles with its in-cab satellite TV package for fleets in the trucking industry. The decision by Boyd Bros. was made after seeing a significant increase in driver retention results from its earlier installation of the EpicVue satellite TV service.
“At Boyd Bros., we take pride in offering the best benefits to drivers, including the highest flatbed driver pay in the industry, retirement savings plans, schedules that bring drivers home weekly, late model trucks, and the latest communications technology,” said James Watkins, manager of mobile communications at Boyd Bros.
With EpicVue in a sample group of 150 vehicles, Watkins said that driver retention was more than double that of non-equipped vehicles.
“Our goal is not just to attract drivers but also to keep them, and EpicVue is the first company we found that provides a home away from home feeling for drivers. They also met our needs by bundling their satellite TV service and providing it without any up front costs.”
The EpicVue service for fleets brings more than 100 channels of DIRECTV programming including premium channels such as HBO/Cinemax, Showtime and the NFL Sunday Ticket into the comfort of a driver’s sleeper for a monthly subscription fee and without any upfront hardware costs. EpicVue has packaged satellite TV for fleets with 20 or more vehicles for $49 per month under a five-year contract or $59 monthly for a three-year contract.
Included in the EpicVue package is a 24” flat screen TV, a DVR, an off-air antenna used to pick up local channels and an EpicVue designed and manufactured ruggedized satellite antenna for rear or top of cab.