Cintas Bolsters Fleet Safety Initiative with inthinc Technology
SALT LAKE CITY - 08/28/2012 - inthinc Technology Solutions Inc., a global provider of telematics, fleet management and driver safety technologies,today announced that Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS), the leader in specialized business to business services, has used inthinc technology to reduce speeding by 85 percent and decrease vehicle incidents by 46 percent. In an effort to take its Safety Engagement campaign to the next level, the inthinc solution was initially installed in more than 1,200 Cintas vehicles to improve driver performance and reduce vehicle incidents. A more widespread rollout is planned.
"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."
As a company already ranked near the top in all driving safety categories, Cintas reduced its number of speeding events by 85 percent and increased seat belt use by 89 percent within one year of implementation. These results translated into an overall 46 percent decrease in vehicle incidents.
With inthinc verbal coaching, drivers receive audible alerts 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. By monitoring driver behavior in real-time, Cintas managers know exactly who is being safe on the road, and who is not.
"Cintas has dedicated considerable resources to ensure its employees return home safely each and every day," said Josh Moore, six sigma black belt at Cintas. "What we like about inthinc is that it is a proactive, rather than reactive, approach to promoting safer driving."
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Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cintas Corporation provides highly specialized services to businesses of all types. Cintas designs, manufactures and implements corporate identity uniform programs, and provides entrance mats, restroom supplies, tile and carpet cleaning, promotional products, first aid and safety products, fire protection services and document management services to more than 900,000 businesses. Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol CTAS, and is a component of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. www.cintas.com
inthinc is a global provider of telematics, fleet management, and driver safety technologies. Its breakthrough solutions are designed to safeguard lives, save money and protect the environment. inthinc technology has been documented to reduce accidents by 90 percent, reduce speeding by 86 percent, decrease maintenance costs by 20 percent and reduce fuel costs. For more information, please visit http://www.inthinc.com.