Trucking Alliance Welcomes Video Telematics Leader Lytx
WASHINGTON D.C. –
The Alliance for Driver Safety & Security, also known as The Trucking Alliance, an industry-based safety advocate for reducing large truck crash fatalities, today announced that Lytx® has joined the organization. Lytx is a leading global provider of video telematics, analytics, productivity and safety solutions for commercial and public sector fleets.
“Lytx offers technologies that can improve the safety and security of our commercial drivers and that fits the mission of the Trucking Alliance,” said Steve Williams, chairman and CEO of Maverick USA in Little Rock, Arkansas. Williams is a co-founder and president of the Trucking Alliance. “We’re excited that Lytx accepted our invitation to join the Trucking Alliance. Safety technologies help save lives and the Alliance is committed to advancing technologies and collision mitigation systems to become standard on all commercial trucks.”
Lytx is committed to supporting fleets’ efforts to keep their drivers and our roadways safer. Its unrivaled Driver Safety Program, best-in-class DriveCam® Event Recorder, and proprietary machine vision (MV) and artificial intelligence (AI) technology are proven to help save lives and reduce risk. With the scale of its data—more than 100 billion miles of driving data and 100,000 risky driving events captured by video every day—Lytx is unmatched in its ability to provide fleets with the knowledge needed to help protect drivers and improve their driving behavior.
Lytx clients experienced approximately 625,000 fewer instances of risky driving in 2018 compared to 2017. The company’s Driver Safety Program has been associated with up to a 50 percent reduction in collisions and up to 80 percent reduction in collision-related costs.
“Lytx applauds the Trucking Alliance's advocacy of progressive safety initiatives,” said Brandon Nixon, Lytx chairman and CEO. “Lytx’s technology empowers fleets to save lives by proactively identifying risky drivers and behaviors to help prevent future crashes. We are honored to be a part of the Alliance and to support the important work they are doing for safety in the trucking industry.”
Lytx vice president and commercial leader for enterprise trucking, Rob Abbott, will serve on the Trucking Alliance Advisory Group, a committee of carriers and supporting business executives who provide the Trucking Alliance Board of Directors with technological perspectives and policy recommendations. Abbott’s background as vice president, safety policy for the American Trucking Associations will help fulfill Lytx’s desire to provide the Advisory Group with meaningful input and historical perspective on important safety issues. Greer Woodruff, senior vice president of safety, security, and driver personnel at J.B. Hunt Transport, serves as the Advisory Group Chairman.
Lytx® is a leading provider of video telematics, analytics, safety and productivity solutions for commercial and public sector fleets. 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 www.lytx.com, @lytx on Twitter, LinkedIn, our Facebook page or YouTube channel.
About the Trucking Alliance
The Trucking Alliance is a coalition of freight transportation carriers and supporting businesses with the goal of eliminating large truck crash fatalities. Carriers include: Cargo Transporters, Dupré Logistics, JB Hunt Transport, Knight-Swift Transportation, Maverick USA, May Trucking Company, and US Xpress. More information at http://truckingalliance.org/
Lane Kidd, Managing Director – Trucking Alliance
Kari Garcia, Public Relations Manager – Lytx