Nationwide, one of the largest insurance organizations in the United States, announced a partnership with Lytx to offer its DriveCam safety program to long-haul trucking companies. With fatalities up nearly 5 percent in 2018 and distracted driving on the rise, Nationwide says the key to creating a safer driving environment is to instill safer driving habits.
Nationwide will provide fleets with a three-month paid subscription for the Lytx DriveCam safety program and the Lytx Fleet Tracking program enhancement.
“This partnership exemplifies our commitment to safety and innovation by leveraging technology to protect business owners and their employees,” said Gary Flaherty, vice president of commercial auto for excess and surplus specialty at Nationwide. “We’re confident that providing our members with solutions like the Lytx DriveCam program will help our members improve safety on the roadways by improving the driving standards within their fleets.”
The Lytx DriveCam safety program delivers video and telematics capabilities that combine machine vision and artificial intelligence designed specifically for the transportation industry with video-based driver coaching to improve driving habits to help reduce risk. The windshield-mounted DriveCam event recorder collects driving data inside and outside the vehicle and works to distinguish normal driving from driving that could be risky, such as hard braking, sudden acceleration, swerving, cornering and excessive speed.
“We’re delighted to be chosen by Nationwide’s excess and surplus specialty commercial auto team to partner with them in supporting their insured fleets to reduce claims, and keep their drivers, cargo and our roadways even safer,” said Eliot Feldstein, Lytx senior vice president, Corporate and Business Development.