J&R Schugel Trucking Uses the Lytx DriveCam Program to Retain Drivers and Reduce Collisions


~ Trucking Leader’s Full-Fleet Deployment of the Lytx DriveCam Program Results in Driver Exoneration and Retention ~

July 9, 2015 – San Diego, Calif. – Lytx™, Inc., the global leader in video-based driver safety, today announced that J&R Schugel Trucking, Inc. is the latest trucking company to deploy the Lytx DriveCam™ Program throughout its fleet. The company has regional and over-the-road operations in the Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, and West Coast, with 450 company drivers and 150 contractor-drivers operating 600 power units.
“The Lytx DriveCam technology has given us the ability to leap forward in safety. This early into the program, we’ve been able to retain drivers on multiple occasions because of exonerations made possible by the DriveCam Program. These instances have inspired other drivers to embrace the program as well,” said Clay Merches, Vice President of Safety & Human Resources for J&R Schugel Trucking. “It is so rewarding to see drivers change their behavior— as a result, we’ve substantially improved safety.”

J&R Schugel has a deep commitment to service and safety which inspired its decision to deploy the DriveCam Program. One of the key program features that J&R Schugel leverages is the remote coaching option that provides the ability to coach over-the-road drivers from a distance and reducing risky driving behaviors such as speeding by 50 percent.

“Being able to coach our drivers on risky behaviors like speeding has contributed to driver retention as well, because their improvement means we can keep them on,” Merches continued. “We’ve seen some drivers improve from having numerous coachable events to zero events in a matter of weeks. The program also gives us insight into who our riskiest drivers are. For example, only a small fraction of our drivers account for the majority of speeding violations, showing us who to focus our coaching on.”

“It’s exciting to see J&R Schugel take full advantage of the DriveCam Program and reap all of the benefits it has to offer,” said Rob Bartels, Senior Vice President, Trucking and Transportation for Lytx. “From improving safe driving to securing driver buy-in, J&R Schugel exemplifies the positive results that can occur when pairing strong safety practices with the latest and best in driver safety technology. We couldn’t be more proud to be a part of J&R Schugel’s success.”


About J&R Schugel Trucking
With strong financials and a commitment to service and driver safety, J&R Schugel has become a nationally recognized truckload carrier. J&R Schugel takes pride in its fleet, utilizing the most up-to-date technology, commitment to environmental performance, and outstanding dedication to employees and associates. Along with corporate headquarters in New Ulm MN, J&R Schugel also operates facilities in Tomah, WI and Columbus, OH. In 2014, J&R Schugel celebrated its 40th year as a leader in the transportation industry and became an employee-owned company.

About Lytx

At Lytx, we harness the power of data to change human behavior and help good companies become even better. Our flagship product, Lytx DriveCam® sets the standard for driver safety in the industries we serve, and our RAIR® Compliance Services helps DOT-regulated fleets comply with safety regulations, complementing the DriveCam® Program. We protect more than 1,300 commercial and government fleet clients worldwide who drive billions of miles. Our clients realize significant ROI by lowering operating and insurance costs, while achieving greater efficiency and compliance. Most of all, we strive to help save lives – on our roads and in our communities, every day. Lytx is privately held and headquartered in San Diego. For more information, visit, @lytx on Twitter, or on our YouTube channel.