Long-Time Trucking Industry Leader American Central Transport Deploys Lytx’s DriveCam Program After Trial Shows Significant Reduction in Risky Driving


Feb.12, 2015 – San Diego, Calif. — Lytx, Inc., the global leader in driver safety, today announced the deployment of Lytx’s DriveCam® Program by American Central Transport (ACT) of Liberty, Missouri. ACT is a premium truckload dry van carrier serving major shippers throughout the eastern half of the U.S. One of ACT’s core values is safety, where going above and beyond what the law requires is the standard. With that in mind, ACT evaluated multiple solutions and ultimately chose to pilot the DriveCam Program and its combination of video, predictive analytics and real-time driver feedback and coaching. By the end of the trial, ACT saw a marked reduction in risky behaviors that included following too closely and not looking far enough ahead resulting in a substantial reduction in hard braking events.

“At ACT, we believe strongly that complying with laws alone doesn’t make us as safe as we can be. We strive for continuous improvement through safety technology and that led us to Lytx,” said Tom B. Kretsinger, Jr., President and CEO, American Central Transport, Inc. “The trial showed us that ACT has really good drivers but really good drivers are always learning; they know we can all get better. The DriveCam Program and technology allow us to optimize the time spent on coaching to deliver maximum results. We can work with drivers to improve their performance and avoid collisions and the costs in lives and property that are associated with them. In addition, the video can be used to exonerate our drivers and protect them from false claims.”

“Any tool provided for me as a driver to make me better and protect me is a good thing. I consider myself a professional driver but that does not mean that I cannot sharpen my skills as a driver,” says Don Campbell, American Central Transport Company Driver and member of the pilot program.

The Lytx DriveCam Program in combination with Lytx RAIR Compliance Services is the only comprehensive solution that enables fleets to reduce collision, fuel, and maintenance costs resulting in an average six-month return on investment. In addition, the program has been shown to improve all seven BASICs of a fleet’s CSA score by effectively changing driving and compliance behavior.

“We are thrilled to have a fleet with the reputation and the drive for best-in-class safety like ACT,” said Adam McCarty, vice president, Lytx. “The entire ACT staff was highly engaged throughout the trial which is what allowed us to collaborate to change behavior and drive actual business results. Ultimately, we are passionate about partnering with our clients to improve safety and drive down costs – making roads safe for everyone. ACT was no exception.”

Top industry leaders in every significant commercial transportation segment choose Lytx. Lytx’s success can be attributed to the company’s comprehensive program that includes best practices benchmarking by industry and access to subject matter experts who aid in minimizing financial, operational, legal and driver risk. Furthermore, the program combines an innovative, open architecture with an upgradable technology platform and proprietary analytics. As the only provider that has deployed its solutions fleet-wide to organizations with enterprise-scaled fleets, Lytx has developed proven industry-leading methodologies to positively transform organizations effectively in as little as six months of program launch.

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’s 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.


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