Ben E. Keith Company Adopts DriveCam’s Managed Service Solution to Improve Driver Safety


February 26, 2013 – San Diego, Calif. – DriveCam, Inc., a global driver risk management company, today announced that Ben E. Keith Company, a distributor of food service and Anheuser-Busch products, has announced plans to deploy DriveCam’s driver risk management solution across its food division fleet. The rollout will begin this month.

“Our company’s commitment to safe driving led us to the most effective solution in the driver risk management category,” said Dick Hairston, Director of Operations and Transportation at Ben E. Keith Company. “DriveCam’s track record within the food and beverage industry, in particular, is stellar. We look forward to working with their team to roll out the solution fleet-wide and to creating safer and more disciplined drivers, which in turn will lower operating costs.”

“Ben E. Keith Company joins several other current food and beverage industry customers, as our footprint in this space continues to expand,” said Brandon Nixon, DriveCam Chairman and CEO.  “We join forces with some of the best fleets in the world, assisting them to become safer, more competitive and more profitable. We look forward to helping Ben E. Keith Company do just that.”

DriveCam addresses safety by combining data and video analytics with real-time driver feedback and coaching, resulting in reductions in cost and fuel consumption. DriveCam accomplishes this using its Driver Science Engine. Through a patented, iterative process of scoring, prioritizing and tracking the results of driving behaviors, this model identifies behavioral improvement opportunities for increased safety. In-cab video captures driving behavior, which is objectively reviewed and scored, then passed on to the fleet for use in coaching drivers.

Fleets manage the DriveCam Program through DriveCam Online®, a web-based online portal. Seamlessly integrated into DriveCam’s DC3 video event recorder and the DriveCam Online reporting solution, DriveCam’s Fuel Management Solution combines real-time, in-cab feedback with online reporting and coaching to improve fuel efficiency – by up to 12 percent – and lower emissions. Unlike other vehicle-centric fuel solutions, DriveCam’s solution focuses on the driver – specifically on the three driving behaviors that have the greatest impact on fuel efficiency: efficient or “smooth” driving, idling and speeding.

About Ben E. Keith Company
Ben E. Keith Company has been distributing food service and Anheuser-Busch products for 106 years. The company operates through six foodservice and ten beverage distribution centers, employing over 3,500 people. The foodservice division serves ten states and the beverage division exclusively delivers products throughout the state of Texas. Ben E. Keith’s Food Division supplies a full line of produce, frozen foods, meats, dry groceries, refrigerated foods, paper goods, equipment and supplies to restaurants, hospitals, schools, nursing homes and other institutional businesses. Their Beverage Division sells Budweiser Anheuser-Busch products as well as many well-recognized craft and imports brands including Real Ale, Dogfish, Stone, Sierra Nevada, Paulaner, Sapporo, and Asahi, as well as a variety of wines including Solemar, Black Oak, Le Baron Ranch, and 1221.