SAN DIEGO, May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Lytx™, Inc., the global leader in video-based driver safety, today announced that dedicated logistics provider Estenson Logistics and its partner company, Truline Corporation, have fully-deployed the Lytx DriveCam™ Program throughout their fleet of 900 vehicles. Since their humble beginnings as a one-truck operation, Estenson and Truline have made safety the primary factor in every decision. Now that the combined company has grown to become one of the leading logistics providers of transportation solutions across the country, safety is more important than ever—which is what led Estenson and Truline to explore the DriveCam Program and its combination of video, predictive analytics, and real-time driver feedback and coaching.
Estenson and Truline started with a trial of the DriveCam driver safety solution at three of its large locations in California, and decided to fully deploy the program soon afterward because of the immediate positive impact they experienced. The substantial benefits that the company has experienced so far include a 70 percent reduction in near-miss collisions, a decrease in frequency and severity of events, the exoneration of a driver following a serious collision and a significant improvement in overall driving behavior fleet-wide.
"The results we've experienced using the DriveCam Program are pretty dramatic. Not only are we encouraging safety, we can actually change driving behaviors—and that's what we've found most compelling. In fact, the one piece of feedback we keep getting back from our employees is, 'It makes me a better driver," said Paul Truman, president of Truline Corporation and Estenson Logistics. "When you look at different returns on investment, whether they're driver training systems or other technologies, you get the most for your money through the DriveCam Program. We're excited to have it in all of our vehicles."
"Reviewing the results of the trial and seeing the driver behavior changes is really what drove us to roll out the DriveCam Program throughout our entire fleet," said Cevin Case, Chief Operating Officer of Estenson Logistics. "We were concerned at first that our drivers would think of it as an intrusion, but when we explained how the technology works and kept our coaching focus on driver improvement and protection, our drivers really embraced the solution. Soon, we had drivers asking, 'when can I get an event recorder in my truck?'"
Estenson and Truline are customers of National Interstate Insurance Company, a national leader in the specialty transportation insurance industry, and were able to take advantage of the DriveCam technology through a National Interstate-affiliated customer loyalty program.
“We are pleased to see our clients deploying the DriveCam Program in order to improve driver safety and performance,” said Paul Stock, Director of Risk Management at National Interstate. “We have been big proponents of the DriveCam technology for several years and are seeing more and more fleets adopting this game-changing safety technology.”
"We are thrilled to help further Estenson Logistics' and Truline Corporation's commitment to driver excellence and safety through use of the DriveCam Program," said Rob Bartels, Senior Vice President, Trucking and Transportation for Lytx. "As industry leaders, Estenson and Truline value their employees as their greatest asset, and prioritize driver safety above all else. They are in constant pursuit of becoming a better, safer, and more technologically advanced company, and their mission and vision make them a terrific match to what Lytx provides."
Top industry leaders in every significant commercial transportation segment choose Lytx. Lytx's success can be attributed to the company's comprehensive program that includes best practices benchmarking by industry and access to subject matter experts who aid in minimizing financial, operational, legal and driver risk. The program combines an innovative, open architecture with an upgradable technology platform and proprietary analytics. Lytx has developed proven industry-leading methodologies to positively transform organizations effectively in as little as six months of program launch.
About Estenson Logistics and Truline Corporation
Estenson Logistics is in the business of providing custom designed, technology driven transportation and logistics services. Since 1999, our company has expanded from a single location to servicing 29 states all across the county. Our award-winning safety program has earned us numerous industry honors and helped us maintain a 99% retention rating with all of our customers. From ice cream to molten sulfur, we deliver anything and everything. Our fully customized transportation solutions will ensure that all of the needs of your business are met with unparalleled satisfaction. We are devoted to providing our partners with the very best that dedicated logistics has to offer and are committed in our goals to deliver constant innovation and continuous improvement.
Truline Corporation has been providing transportation solutions that deliver world class service while exceeding customer expectations for over 50 years. Our goal is to provide each customer with an innovative solution that is specifically suited to meet the challenges of their ever-changing operational environment. Truline has an experienced team that can provide solutions for customers with OTR needs or a more specific solution for customers needing a dedicated transportation solution. No matter what kind of solution Truline provides the safety of our employees and the safety of the public are an essential part of that solution.
At Lytx™, we harness the power of data to change human behavior and help good companies become even better. Our flagship product, the Lytx DriveCam™ Program sets the standard for driver safety in the industries we serve, and our RAIR® Compliance Services helps DOT-regulated fleets comply with safety regulations, complementing the DriveCam® Program. We protect more than 1,300 commercial and government fleet clients worldwide who drive billions of miles. Our clients realize significant ROI by lowering operating and insurance costs, while achieving greater efficiency and compliance. Most of all, we strive to help save lives – on our roads and in our communities, every day. Lytx is privately held and headquartered in San Diego. For more information, visit www.lytx.com, @lytx on Twitter, or on our YouTube channel.
About National Interstate
National Interstate Insurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of National Interstate Corporation, is a specialty property and casualty insurance company with a niche orientation and focus on the transportation industry. We differentiate ourselves by offering insurance products and services designed to meet the unique needs of targeted insurance buyers. Products include insurance for passenger, moving and storage, and truck transportation companies, alternative risk transfer, or captive, insurance programs for commercial risks, specialty personal lines consisting of insurance products focused primarily on recreational vehicle owners, and transportation and general commercial insurance in Hawaii and Alaska. National Interstate and its insurance subsidiaries, which include Vanliner Insurance Company and Triumphe Casualty Company, are rated "A" (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company. Founded in 1989, we are headquartered in Richfield, Ohio with operations in Kapolei, Hawaii, and Fenton, Missouri.