Integrated Landscape Management Reduces Collisions, Trims Insurance and Claims Costs with Lytx Technology
Family-owned company has seen collisions reduced by nearly 50% and created a company-wide culture of safety with the support of the Lytx Driver Safety Program
SAN DIEGO — Sept. 25, 2019 — Lytx®, a leading global provider of machine vision and artificial intelligence-powered video telematics solutions for commercial and public sector fleets, today announced impressive results from Integrated Landscape Management’s deployment of the Lytx Driver Safety Program.
Integrated Landscape Management (ILM) is an Arizona-based, family-run, award-winning commercial landscape business, serving clients throughout the state of Arizona, and in Las Vegas, Nevada. The company has been in business for 18 years, and since implementing the Lytx Driver Safety Program in 2017, has seen impressive reductions in collision frequency and severity. ILM has witnessed improvements in safe driving habits and compliance with workplace safety policies.
“This was not just about adopting new technology, but also about committing to a new company culture of safety,” said Doug Clark, general manager at ILM. “With a focused mind-set towards safety across our organization, we not only see reduced risky behaviors on the road, but also at the work site itself. The program has compelled our technicians and managers to keep safety top-of-mind in all they do. It starts with driving, but it leads into everything else.”
The safety culture has paid off, with ILM achieving strong results on the road and on the job site, including:
- 49% reduction in collisions
- 48% reduction in near-collisions
- 39% reduction in work-related injuries
- 31% reduction in risky driving behavior
Unearthing the Roots of Unsafe Driving
Because ILM employees are landscape workers first and foremost, driving safety previously took a backseat to job-site safety for the team. In 2016, ILM was acquired by Aspen Grove Landscape Company, which brought in its own safety protocols. Even with this new company culture of safety, ILM’s landscape technicians continued to experience frequent collisions. Being self-insured, ILM saw its out-of-pocket costs quickly add up.
In one particularly severe incident, a company trailer jackknifed on the freeway during Friday evening rush hour traffic, creating a major traffic jam. Luckily, no one was injured, but the incident—with ILM’s logo front and center as the cause of the pile-up—ended-up on the evening news in Phoenix. At that point, Clark and the company’s leadership team quickly realized they needed to make a change, to help reset their driver’s and their brand’s commitment to safety.
By illuminating specific problem areas within their fleet, the Lytx Driver Safety Program offers video-based coaching to help change risky behaviors, from cell phone use to unsafe following distance. Combining machine vision, artificial intelligence and professional human review to categorize risky driving, Lytx offers prescriptive coaching workflows, customized to each fleet and driver.
Backed by these insights, ILM managers were able to open up a new dialogue with drivers about risk on the road, honing in on areas for improvement and bringing safe driving back to the forefront.
Supporting Company-Wide Progress
“We knew we had to get buy-in from our full team of drivers in order to make the safety changes we were looking for,” Clark said. “From the early stages of our trial to our full roll-out, the Lytx team has offered indispensable support. Our drivers quickly saw that the Lytx platform would help them work more safely at every part of their job.”
In fact, on top of improved behaviors on the road, the video technology has also supported safety on job sites. In 2016, more than 20 workers were injured because they were not wearing the proper safety equipment while using hedge trimmers. Lytx video technology helped the company to check compliance, and now only three workers per year experience those accidents.
With drops in collision and near-collision rates, the company’s insurance premiums and workers compensation claims also plummeted, making the company more profitable.
“On top of improved safe driving, which was certainly our number-one goal with Lytx, we have been excited to see the impact echo across our business,” Clark said. “With improved safety and compliance, plus higher profitability, we can be confident that, with the help of the Lytx Driver Safety Program, the ILM family will continue to grow for decades to come.”
About Integrated Landscape Management
Integrated Landscape Management opened their doors in 2001 out of a small garage in Phoenix, Arizona and have since branched out into Las Vegas, Nevada and throughout the state of Arizona. The company has always shared a vision of what would set them apart from other landscape companies. Identifying that having a great product was a small part of what would make their landscaping company different, they focused on building trusting relationships with their clients, creating a standard of superior communication and truly understanding their client’s wants and needs. ILM has always emphasized the importance of continuous education and training to the entire ILM team. Our team participates in workshops, training courses and seminars to learn state of the art landscaping technique and safety protocol to keep us polished and keen in horticulture.
Lytx® is a leading provider of video telematics, analytics, safety, and productivity solutions for commercial and public sector fleets. Our unrivaled Driver Safety Program, powered by our best-in-class DriveCam® Event Recorder, is proven to help save lives and reduce risk. We harness the power of video to help clients see what happened in the past, manage their operations more efficiently in the present, and improve driver behavior to change the future. Our customizable services and programs span driver safety, risk detection, fleet tracking, compliance, and fuel management. Using the world’s largest driving database of its kind, along with proprietary machine vision and artificial intelligence technology, we help protect and connect thousands of fleets and more than one million drivers worldwide. For more information, visit Lytx Fleet Management Company, @lytx on Twitter, LinkedIn, our Facebook page or YouTube channel.
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