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Ryder System implements DriveCam video safety

DriveCamRyder System announced its implementation of Lytx’s flagship product, DriveCam, into 4,400 Ryder vehicles supporting its Supply Chain Solutions (SCS) and Dedicated Transportation Solutions (DTS) business divisions.

The DriveCam program addresses safety by combining data and video analytics with real-time driver feedback and coaching. The Company made the decision to incorporate DriveCam’s solution as part of its operational initiatives after a six-month DriveCam pilot at various Ryder locations.

“As an industry leader in safety and security, we recognize the importance of investing in technologies like DriveCam that enable us and our professional drivers to make continuous improvements around safe practices and driving behaviors,” said Sandy Hodes, Ryder’s senior vice presidnet and deputy general counsel. “Our partnership with Lytx reinforces our commitment to our drivers and our core value of safety in the communities we serve.”

In the past 12 months, the DriveCam program has allowed Ryder to identify and target the top behaviors contributing to fleet risk. This, the company says, has enabled its professional drivers to significantly improve their results, reducing well over half the number of near collisions while increasing both following distance and response time.

The program has enhanced the quality of communications between Ryder and its professional drivers, and in turn, has encouraged the company’s drivers to embrace continuous improvement and best practices adoption.

“While the DriveCam program does the heavy lifting to pinpoint risk in fleets, it’s up to the Ryder team to take action on the insights DriveCam delivers,” said Lytx Executive Vice President and Chief Client Officer David Riordan. “The extent to which Ryder has improved driver behavior is a testament to the quality of its drivers, engagement of its frontline managers, and highly effective coaching.”

DriveCam’s model identifies behavioral improvement opportunities for increased safety through an iterative process of scoring, prioritizing, and tracking the results of driving behaviors. In-cab video captures driving behavior, which is objectively reviewed and scored, and then passed on to the fleet for use in coaching drivers. Fleets manage the DriveCam program through a web-based online portal.

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Aaron Huff is the Senior Editor of Commercial Carrier Journal. Huff’s career in the transportation industry began at a family-owned trucking company and expanded to CCJ, where for the past 14 years he has specialized in covering business and technology for online and print readers and speaking at industry events. A recipient of numerous regional and national awards, Huff holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Brigham Young University and a Masters Degree from the University of Alabama.