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Transport America Gives the Final Say on Safety to Drivers, Aided by Lytx DriveCam™ Program

May 02/2016 PRESS RELEASE

 

Looking at Safety Differently Leads to Lower Driver Turnover, Transport America Says

SAN DIEGO (Feb. 24, 2016) –The Transport America (TA) fleet is known for technology that makes a driver’s job safer and easier, so it’s no wonder the company’s leadership chose the Lytx DriveCam program when searching for an innovation solution to protect their 1,800 drivers.

“We agree with the Lytx® principle that the driver plays the biggest role in safety,” said Transport America’s Vice President of Safety and Security Gary Falldin. “For us, the driver has the final say on what is safe, and we’re going to give that driver the best tools to drive as safely as possible, including the DriveCam® program.”

The Lytx DriveCam safety program is a comprehensive solution that combines video capture of road incidents such as hard braking or sudden swerving, data analysis of those incidents, and personalized coaching insights to improve driving behavior to help prevent those incidents. The net result is reductions of collision-related costs by up to 80 percent.

TA chose the DriveCam program after a trial with 50 of its trucks because in addition to being a good value, the program so closely matched TA’s values.

“We stress culture, teamwork, training and technology and the Lytx DriveCam supports each of those priorities,” said Falldin. “We want our drivers to feel empowered by what they learn from the DriveCam program’s coaching insights. It’s an excellent training tool, especially for newer drivers.”

TA is changing trucking, and that means looking at safety a bit differently than most, according to Falldin.

“We’re most excited about seeing when a driver does something really good,” he said. “There are cases when our drivers get dragged into litigation, and the foregone conclusion is that the driver’s at fault, but having the DriveCam video will make the situation crystal-clear, and get our driver back on the road quicker.”  

Falldin also expects to save money by creating a more efficient workflow. “We’re now spending our coaching time where it’s actually needed because the DriveCam program gives us a better understanding of driver behavior.”

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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. Lytx ActiveVision service helps detect and address distracted and drowsy driving, both in real time and over time. We protect more than 1,400 clients worldwide who drive billions of miles. We enable our clients to 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 www.lytx.com, @lytx on Twitter, or on our YouTube channel.

About Transport America

Transport America, a subsidiary of TransForce Inc. (TSX: TFI), is a leading provider of truckload transportation and logistics services throughout much of the US, Mexico and Canada.  Transport America has been in business since 1984 and is headquartered in Eagan, MN.  The company’s broad portfolio of services, which includes Solo and Team over-the-road, Dedicated, Regional, Intermodal and Brokerage, executed by talented professionals with state-of-the-art technology, caters to Fortune 1000 shippers who value Transport America’s customer service focus. For more information, please visit www.transportamerica.com.

About TransForce Inc.

TransForce Inc. is a North American leader in the transportation and logistics industry, operating across Canada and the United States through its subsidiaries. TransForce creates value for shareholders by identifying strategic acquisitions and managing a growing network of wholly-owned operating subsidiaries. Under the TransForce umbrella, companies benefit from financial and operational resources to build their businesses and increase their efficiency. TransForce companies service the following segments:

 
  • Package and Courier;
  • Less-Than-Truckload;
  • Truckload;
  • Logistics.

TransForce Inc. is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: TFI) and the OTCQX marketplace in the U.S. (OTCQX: TFIFF).

For more information, visit http://www.transforcecompany.com.

Division:
Keith Klein President
(651) 686-2500
Keith.Klein@transportamerica.com
TransForce Corporate:
Rick Leckner
MaisonBrison Communications
(514) 731-0000
rickl@maisonbrison.com

 

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