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    Brandon Hire Station Achieves Dramatic Improvement in Driver Performance With Lytx

    Leading tool hire company experienced a 56% reduction in overall risk year-over-year

    MILTON KEYNES, U.K. — 27th Jan., 2019 — Brandon Hire Station, one of the U.K.’s biggest tool and plant hire companies, has significantly improved its drivers’ safety records after installing video telematics and analytics solutions from Lytx. Collisions and risky driving incidents fell by approximately 56% in one year, while following-distance events were down almost 75%.

    Lytx® is a leading global provider of machine vision and artificial intelligence-based video telematics, analytics, safety and productivity solutions. The company has also helped Brandon Hire Station to improve driver safety and use video evidence to make it simpler to resolve insurance claims in the event of an incident. Harnessing Lytx video, Brandon Hire Station can provide drivers with a video clip of exactly what went wrong during a risky event, which allows for a more productive and personalised conversation.

    Over a 12-month period, Brandon Hire Station saw the following improvements:

    • 56% reduction in overall risk frequency and severity
    • 77% reduction in following distance <1 second
    • 74% reduction in following distance 1-2 seconds
    • 46% reduction in collisions
    • 31% reduction in late responses
    • 25% reduction in other distracted driving incidents

    “Our drivers have responded brilliantly to the introduction of Lytx,” said Stuart Conway, fleet manager at Brandon Hire Station, and highly commended ‘Commercial Fleet Manager of the Year’ at the 2019 Commercial Fleet News Awards. “Overwhelmingly, they saw it as an investment in their safety and future and in the safety of other road users too. I’d like to think the very strong results we’ve already achieved are only the beginning.”

    As well as implementing its video and analytic capabilities, the Lytx Driver Safety Programme has delivered prescriptive and customised coaching insights to Brandon Hire Station’s fleet managers. Lytx leverages video, motion and engine control module (ECM) sensors to present a superior and accurate view of risk, with greater than 95% accuracy across more than 60 risky driving behaviours – helping to filter out the noise and enable fleets to focus on what’s most important.

    “One major factor in our decision was that Lytx reviews the 12-second clips captured and uploaded by the cameras, and only sends us what we need to see,” Conway said. “Some of the other systems send you 15 hours of footage a day and we simply don’t have the capacity to go through all of that.”

    Brandon Hire’s safety improvements were recently recognised when the company was awarded Commercial Fleet News’ 2019 Most Improved Fleet. The company has also achieved silver accreditation from the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS), and is aiming to achieve gold accreditation soon.

    Moving forward, Brandon Hire Station is looking to develop its driver training further, as the company fully implements Lytx’s best-in-class Driver Safety Programme.

    About Brandon Hire Station
    Brandon Hire Station is the specialist tool and equipment hire division of Vp plc and is one of the UK’s largest providers of tools and equipment for industry, construction and DIY.

    Brandon Hire Station is proud to offer our customers an everyday hire guarantee for the items that they hire most. Our ongoing significant investment in equipment means we have one of the most reliable hire fleets in the industry.

    Our award winning teams are ready to help customers hire what they need, when they need it. We are here for our customers on the phone, digitally, in the field (with events literally), on site and in our branches.

    Brandon Hire Station offers a wide range of high-quality equipment from across our network of almost 200 branches in the UK. Whether customers work locally, regionally or nationally, we endeavour to meet all of their requirements. All of our customers are provided with a single point of contact, ensuring their hire experience goes with ease.

    We believe we are the best equipped and customer-focused tool and equipment hire company - Brandon Hire Station “The UK’s Tool and Equipment Hire Specialist”.

    About Lytx
    Lytx® is a leading provider of video telematics, analytics, safety and productivity solutions for commercial, services and public sector fleets. Our unrivalled Driver Safety Programme, powered by our best-in-class DriveCam® Event Recorder, is proven to help save lives and reduce risk. We harness the power of video to help clients see what happened in the past, manage their operations more efficiently in the present and improve driver behaviour to change the future. Our customisable services and programmes span driver safety, risk detection, fleet tracking, compliance and fuel management. Using the world’s largest driving database of its kind, along with proprietary machine vision and artificial intelligence technology, we help protect and connect thousands of fleets and more than one million drivers worldwide. For more information, visit, @LytxUK on Twitter, LinkedIn, our Facebook page or YouTube channel.

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