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DriveCam to Present at Fleetcon

Sep 09/2013 PRESS RELEASE

September 10, 2013 – San Diego, Calif. – DriveCam, Inc., a global driver risk management company, will present at Fleetcon September 10-13, 2013 in Reno, NV.  Themed “Fleet Management Today and What to Expect Tomorrow,” the educational conference features DriveCam’s state and local government fleet expert Rush Akin among selected speakers. Akin will present “Using Technology to Improve Fleet Safety” to share how video-based behavior data can help fleets to improve driving behavior and mitigate risk.

As advancements in technology have led to an explosion in solutions to monitor and evaluate driver behavior, more and more government fleets are turning to new technology to solve today (and tomorrow’s) safety problems. Many of these solutions have the potential to make employees safer, as well as reduce vehicle collisions, fuel and maintenance costs, and claims costs for the employer. Yet, despite the many benefits these technologies bring, unions, city councils and municipal governments can be resistant to change, making it difficult to successfully implement them.

In Akin’s session, fleet professionals will learn how to use a driver risk management program to improve their fleets’ safety, as well as how other fleets have overcome challenges to successfully deploy a video-based driver risk management program. They will also learn best practices for effectively communicating the benefits of a program across all parties – including how government fleets across the country are using driver risk management programs to recognize their safest and most fuel efficient drivers. In addition, attendees will gain insight into the riskiest behaviors in a fleet, as well as the most common root causes of collisions throughout government fleets and how to correct them.

Rush Akin is the enterprise sales director for state and local government fleets at DriveCam. Prior to joining DriveCam, he was the national accounts sales manager at Fuel Master, product manager of residential and commercial operators for Wayne-Dalton Corp. and engineering program manager with Syn-Tech Systems. He earned his A.S. and B.S. in Electrical Engineering Technology from Purdue University.

DriveCam improves safety by combining data and video analytics with real-time driver feedback and coaching, resulting in reductions in collision-related costs and fuel consumption. Using its patented Driver Science Engine®, the DriveCam solution scores, prioritizes and tracks the results of driving behaviors to identify 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. When seamlessly integrated with DriveCam’s 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 Fleetcon
Fleetcon is a premier fleet education event for all fleet personnel, fleet suppliers and all types of fleets. Now in its 37th year, the annual event combines education and introductions to new technologies, innovations and ideas, and provides an opportunity to network with others in the fleet industry and learn from some of the best. Fleetcon 2013 is hosted by the Nevada Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Fleet Management Association (RMFMA). For more information, visit www.fleetcon.org.

About DriveCam, Inc.
As experts in compliance and the science of safe and efficient driving, DriveCam reduces collision-related expenses, fuel costs and the risk of audits and lost business for hundreds of commercial fleets worldwide. The company identifies and addresses the causes of poor driving by combining sight and sound with real-time, predictive analytics. With over 500 commercial and government fleet clients, DriveCam monitors 20 billion driving miles annually, while protecting more than 400,000 drivers worldwide. For more information, visit www.drivecam.com.

DriveCam, DriveCam Online and Driver Science Engine are registered trademarks of DriveCam, Inc.

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