SmartDrive Systems, a provider of video safety and transportation intelligence, announced that Clariant, specialty chemicals company, selected the SmartDrive video-based safety program for use by Clariant’s Oil Services business.
Clariant management decided to forego a pilot program and install the new SmartDrive Transportation Intelligence Platform with SR4 hardware across its North American Oil Services fleet of approximately 400 vehicles.
Clariant Oil Services adopted the SmartDrive program to be proactive in its driver safety efforts with the goal to prevent accidents before they occur. With the use of SmartDrive, Clariant is confident that its fleet of drivers will continue their commitment to safe operation while providing greater transparency to driver behaviors.
The SmartDrive Transportation Intelligence Platform includes new SR4 hardware with unprecedented compute power in a small, flexible footprint; new sensors for advanced risk identification and real-time driver-assist; innovative architecture enabling the convergence of data, devices and network connectivity; new analytics powered by SmartDrive SmartIQ; and a best-in-class video safety program.
With a unified view of driver performance and actionable insight into risk, Clariant managers can coach drivers to improve safety skills as well as reduce fuel consumption, improving operational results companywide.
When introducing the SmartDrive program to drivers, Clariant management took a proactive, open and transparent approach in its communication. By reinforcing the positive benefits of the program, drivers better understood how the tool is designed to help them continuously enhance their driving skills and improve safety. Furthermore, the program also utilizes a coaching system where both road-facing and cab-facing cameras provide realistic knowledge for the coaches to have effective discussions with drivers on key improvement areas.