Fleet Digest - inthinc Technology Impacts Driver Behavior
08/29/2012 - By Jack Kazmierski: A recent case study released by inthinc Technology Solutions Inc. shows how Cintas Corp., one of inthinc’s clients, was able to reduce speeding by 85%, and to decrease vehicle incidents by 46% when using inthinc technology with their fleet.
The inthinc solution was initially installed in more than 1,200 Cintas vehicles, and employs verbal coaching for more effectiveness. The driver receives an audible alert in real-time when performing unsafe driving maneuvers including speeding, aggressive acceleration or braking, hard turns, hard bumps or failure to wear their seat belt.
Drivers are given a predetermined grace period to correct the action before the violation is recorded online in the inthinc.com Management Portal where managers can view fleet and driver performance.
“I believe the inthinc system has the potential to be a game changer for Cintas,” said Rick Gerlach, director of safety at Cintas. “The system uses state-of-the-art technology to influence driving behaviors and reduce risk in a real-time environment. But the most important benefit of the technology is that it not only allows us to identify drivers who could benefit from some additional safety training at the wheel, but also provides an opportunity for Cintas to recognize and reward our drivers who make safety a core value at all times.”