Nationwide Announces New Tech Partnership to Improve Safety for Long-Haul Truck Drivers
Lytx DriveCam technology shown to decrease risky driving and collision-related claims by up to 80 percent
COLUMBUS, Ohio –
Nationwide is taking an innovative step to encourage safe-driving behaviors among commercial fleet drivers by partnering with Lytx® to offer its DriveCam® safety program for fleet managers of long-haul trucking members. With fatalities up nearly 5 percent in 2018 and distracted driving on the rise, Nationwide knows that the key to creating a safer driving environment is to instill safer driving habits.
“This partnership exemplifies our commitment to safety and innovation by leveraging technology to protect business owners and their employees,” said Gary Flaherty, vice president of commercial auto for excess and surplus specialty at Nationwide. “We’re confident that providing our members with solutions like the Lytx DriveCam program will help our members improve safety on the roadways by improving the driving standards within their fleets.”
The Lytx DriveCam safety program delivers video and telematics capabilities that combine machine vision and artificial intelligence designed specifically for the transportation industry with video-based driver coaching to improve driving habits to help reduce risk. The windshield-mounted DriveCam event recorder collects driving data inside and outside the vehicle and works to distinguish normal driving from driving that could be risky, such as hard braking, sudden acceleration, swerving, cornering and excessive speed.
“With 100 billion miles of driving data, proprietary analytics and human-review processes, the Lytx DriveCam safety program is the industry leader in video telematic systems, proven to decrease risky driving and collision-related claims by up to 80 percent,” said Eliot Feldstein, Lytx senior vice president, Corporate and Business Development. “We’re delighted to be chosen by Nationwide’s excess and surplus specialty commercial auto team to partner with them in supporting their insured fleets to reduce claims, and keep their drivers, cargo and our roadways even safer.”
At Lytx® we harness the power of video to transform fleets with improved safety, efficiency, productivity, and profitability. Our flagship service, the Lytx DriveCam® safety program, sets the standard for driver safety in the industries we serve. The Lytx Video Services℠ enhancement delivers a highly configurable user interface to provide fleet managers unparalleled visibility into their fleet operations, both in the moment and up to a week later. RAIR® Compliance Services helps DOT-regulated fleets comply with safety regulations, complementing the DriveCam® Program. Lytx ActiveVision® service helps fleets detect and address distracted and drowsy driving, both in real time and over time, and additional services offer virtually limitless solutions for fleets and field operations of any profile. We protect more than 3,000 commercial and government fleet clients worldwide who drive billions of miles each year. For more information, visit www.lytx.com, @lytx on Twitter, or our Facebook page or YouTube channel.
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