Fortune 500 Company Leverages inthinc Telematics to Improve Fleet Safety
SALT LAKE CITY - 04/03/2012 - inthinc Technology Solutions Inc., a global telematics company centered on fleet management and driver safety solutions, today announced it has finalized a $1 million deal with another Fortune 500 oil and natural gas exploration and production company to support the company's fleet safety and compliance initiative. With this new addition, inthinc solidifies its leadership as the de facto standard for Oil and Gas telematics and fleet management services. Using inthinc technology, Oil and Gas fleets are able to monitor fuel usage, view GPS-based trip details and provide their drivers with real-time, in-cab coaching and alerts for speeding, seat belt use, excessive idling and other potentially risky driving behaviors.
inthinc was selected following a successful pilot project conducted in 2010 in a region with a high ratio of accidents. In six months, the area experienced a significant improvement in driver safety and operational savings, jumping from the highest accident-prone area to the lowest in the company. As a result, the inthinc solution will now be deployed across all of its U.S. fleet operations.
With inthinc, fleet managers have real-time insight into fleet activity and performance through the inthinc.com management portal. Using integrated GPS tracking and telematics capabilities, fleet managers will be able to see, for example, where each vehicle is located, where drivers stopped, the duration of their stop, and how long it takes each driver to get from one location to another throughout the entire route. This allows managers to respond quickly to emergencies in a timely manner. The portal will also show any safety alerts during the route such as speeding, hard braking or other risky driving behavior.
The inthinc solution is ideal for oil and gas corporations because of its Iridium-based satellite communications connectivity available for workers in remote areas. inthinc technology also allows energy companies to create smartZones - or customized geo-fences - around drilling sites, alerting drivers when they approach a hazardous area.
"Oil and gas organizations need a solution that fits the unique needs of their industry in terms of fleet accessibility and driver performance, " said Pete Allen, Senior Vice President of Sales at inthinc. "We are proud to support driver safety initiatives and work with companies to increase fuel efficiency and contribute to further reducing other fleet operational costs."
inthinc is a global company centered on telematics, fleet solutions and driving safety. Its breakthrough driving safety solutions are designed to safeguard lives, save money and protect the environment. inthinc technology dramatically improves driver behavior and has been documented to reduce accidents by more than 80 percent. For more information, please visit http://www.inthinc.com.