Why Postal Fleet Services was Ready for a Video-Based Safety Program
Headquartered in St. Augustine, FL, Postal Fleet Services operates in 34 states, providing superior transportation services to the United States Postal Service and hundreds of Postal Area Offices. The company is dedicated to protecting the safety of employees and the general public, and to this end previously installed several advanced safety technologies including autonomous mitigation systems (lane departure and automatic braking systems) and back-up cameras across its fleet. The company most recently adopted the SmartDrive® video-based safety program, having recognized its value in preventing accidents.
Why SmartDrive Is the Smart Choice for Postal Fleet Services
Postal Fleet Services has experienced tremendous growth—108 percent over the last three years and wanted an advanced managed services to strengthen safety across its fleet. During a competitive review and SmartDrive pilot program in its St. Louis, MO service area, Postal Fleet Services improved its SmartDrive Safety Score by 85 percent within a few weeks, and successfully used video footage to exonerate drivers in three collisions—leading to cost savings that more than paid for the SmartDrive platform. The impressive results, coupled with the proactive driver coaching tools, led company leaders to choose the SmartDrive platform over competing offerings.
“The SmartDrive program tells us exactly what we need to reduce risk and exonerate drivers.”
Jeremy Collins, Director of Business and Safety Development
Maximizing the Value of their Investment
With a vast service area and new dispatch sites opening regularly, Postal Fleet Services is committed to maintaining a strong driver coaching program across all its locations. The flexibility and mobility of the SmartDrive platform perfectly supports the growing company. Coaches receive actionable data and recorded events via company-provided tablets, enabling them to provide immediate, onsite training specifically tailored to each driver’s needs. The program also supports the company’s culture of rewarding good driving skills, with drivers being recognized quarterly for consistent and improved performance, as measured by a reduction in their SmartDrive safety score.
“We want to make sure every driver has the necessary skills to be safe and efficient.”
Don Dorris, President