SAN DIEGO, May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SmartDrive Systems, a leader in driving performance solutions that reduce collisions and improve fuel efficiency, announced today that Houston-based FMC Technologies, a global provider of technology and services for the oil and gas industry, is in-process of deploying SmartDrive's video-based safety program across its entire fleet of 1,300 vehicles. Seeking a solution to help advance the company's Destination Zero safety program, FMC Technologies selected SmartDrive for its superior product quality, first-class customer service and the results obtained after a successful evaluation. In a comprehensive study conducted with SmartDrive and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), FMC Technologies experienced significant improvement in driver behaviors.
As a leading player in the oil and gas equipment and services market, FMC Technologies places high importance on safety and environmental sustainability. FMC Technologies' Destination Zero safety program pledges to reach and maintain zero incidents every day by cultivating a company-wide mindset of prevention through reporting and intervention. SmartDrive's video-based driver safety program perfectly supports this initiative by ensuring all incidents are reported accurately and quickly, while serving as an effective tool for coaching drivers on best practices for safe driving.
"After seeing the results from the study with SmartDrive, selecting the company's video-based safety program was a no brainer," said Steve Ward, corporate director of environmental health and safety at FMC Technologies. "We appreciate their attentive service approach as it relates to coaching our drivers, and know that with the SmartDrive program we will make significant strides toward our corporate goal of eliminating safety incidents."
SmartDrive's video-based safety program identifies unsafe driving with an open platform that captures video, vehicle, audio, and driving data, and automatically offloads footage for expert review and analysis, providing a clear picture of what happened on the road. The platform identifies a fleet's best performing drivers, as well as those who need coaching to improve specific skills. SmartDrive is uniquely positioned to help fleets in the oil and gas industry by addressing the unique challenges they face given their diverse working environments, regulations, and vehicle configurations. Helping oil and gas fleets improve driving performance results in fewer incidents, and helps those fleets safeguard their drivers, the communities they serve, and the environment. Companies like FMC Technologies leverage SmartDrive to recognize and address specific risk areas, providing a systematic method to improve safety.
"We are honored to partner with FMC Technologies, particularly as the company continues to move towards its Destination Zero goal," said Steve Mitgang, CEO of SmartDrive. "All of us at SmartDrive share this level of commitment to safety and look forward to collaborating with FMC Technologies to protect its employees and others on the road."
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About SmartDrive Systems
SmartDrive Systems gives fleets and drivers unprecedented driving performance insight and analysis, helping save fuel, expenses and lives. Its video analysis, predictive analytics and personalized performance program help fleets improve driving skills, lower operating costs and deliver significant ROI. With an easy-to-use managed service, fleets and drivers can access and self-manage driving performance anytime, anywhere. The Company has compiled the world's largest storehouse of more than 100 million analyzed risky-driving events. SmartDrive Systems is based in San Diego, Calif., and employs over 400 people worldwide.
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