SAN DIEGO, May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Lytx™, Inc., the global leader in video-based driver safety, today announced that HMD Trucking, Inc. has deployed the Lytx DriveCam™ Program in nearly all of its company-owned vehicles. Comprised of both a strong owner/operator network and dedicated employee drivers, Chicago, IL-based HMD Trucking has effectively achieved market leadership thanks to providing high-quality service, and a focused strategy to solve transportation needs at affordable rates for its customers. The company was looking to increase safety when it decided to do a trial of the DriveCam® Program. Midway through the trial, the company had experienced significant cost-savings and improvements in safety that it decided to deploy the program in nearly all its vehicles.
"Each month the DC Protect program shows us which drivers need attention, and by the next month many of those drivers show improvement. Safe driving is increasing and we're finding fewer coachable events over time," said Ovid Srebalius, Recruiting Manager and DriveCam program director for HMD Trucking. "Because safety is the main issue in this industry, I would encourage any trucking company to do a trial of the DriveCam Program and see how it can improve safety for them. We are now deploying it in 100% of our company-owned vehicles."
HMD Trucking deployed the DC Protect program, specifically-designed for mid-sized fleets which need an efficient way to address fleet-wide risk while not adding resources to run the program. Using the company's proprietary Lytx Safety Score™, DC Protect helps identify and manage the drivers who will benefit most from coaching and performance improvement while protecting and exonerating safe drivers.
To date, the program has enabled HMD Trucking to achieve marked driver-behavior improvement in both safe driving and seatbelt usage. The Lytx DC Protect program has also enabled the company to prove its drivers' innocence in a variety of incidents, including several near-miss collisions and instances of flat tires caused by rough road patches. Nearly all HMD employees quickly embraced the program and the benefits it provides them.
"We are proud to support HMD Trucking's dedication to its employees and their safety by providing the DC Protect Program and to aid in their expansion as the value market leader," said Adam McCarty, Vice-President, Mid-Market Team for Lytx. "HMD's enviable and well-earned market position reflects its strong commitment to providing excellent service and value. It's our job as HMD's driver safety technology provider to help ensure their continued growth by delivering greater levels of safety, security, and confidence. We're honored to be in this role."
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, as well as access to subject matter experts who aid in minimizing financial, operational, legal, and driver risk. Furthermore, the program combines an innovative, open architecture with an upgradable technology platform and proprietary analytics. As the only provider that has deployed its solutions fleet-wide to organizations with enterprise-scaled fleets, Lytx has developed proven industry-leading methodologies to positively transform organizations effectively and deliver return in as little as six months of program launch.
About HMD Trucking
HMD Trucking, Inc. (HMD Trucking) was founded in March of 1998. The Company's aim is to capitalize on a variety of opportunities in profitable market niches in the trucking industry. The Company has been highly successful in securing good margin opportunities in Over-The-Road and Contract Hauling. Presently, HMD Trucking utilizes more than 200 tractors and 400 trailers. Other opportunities are presenting themselves on a daily basis and the Company is evaluating entering other markets including the international cargo business. Its mission is to provide the highest quality, maximum value in profitable transportation services to HMD customers while meeting the needs of the Company's shareholders.
At Lytx™, we harness the power of data to change human behavior and help good companies become even better. Our flagship product, Lytx™ DriveCam®, 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.
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