Oil Transportation Carrier Proves Driver Innocence in Rollover Accidents with inthinc tiwiPro™
SALT LAKE CITY - 06/20/2011 - inthinc Technology Solutions Inc., a global telematics company centered on fleet management and driving safety solutions, and Southwestern Nevada LLC, an oil transportation company, teamed up to disprove driver negligence in a string of rollover accidents. Using crash reconstruction technology capabilities included in the inthinc tiwiPro™ driver safety solution, the company avoided what seemed like an inevitable insurance termination.
"inthinc saved my company," said Don Macleod, owner of Southwestern Nevada LLC. "We were able to prove to the insurance company that they couldn't find us negligible for something we weren't at fault for. inthinc's data and accident reviewing capabilities are the only reason we are in business today."
Using the tiwiPro system, Macleod has access to accident data - including how fast drivers were traveling before an accident, what road they were on, the speed limit of the road segment, and the exact timing of the accident among other things.
"We reviewed each individual accident," said Macleod. "And in every incident the driver was not aggressive driving or speeding - there was no fault attributed to the driver."
After reviewing the crash data, Macleod discovered the true cause of the accidents: each truck had been hauling the same type of trailer - leased from the same company - and each trailer had worn-out bolts. The bolting system caused the trucks to wobble as they rounded curves and ultimately flip over.
In addition to its crash reconstruction capabilities, tiwiPro offers GPS capabilities to help fleet dispatch and location monitoring, as well as real-time, in-cab driver safety alerts that verbally notify drivers when speed limits are exceeded or if their seatbelt isn't fastened.
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