SAN DIEGO –  DriveCam, Inc., driver risk management company, announced that Waste Management, Inc. intends to deploy DriveCam’s driver risk management and fleet management solution throughout its fleet of collection vehicles for a 5-year service contract term. After a 6-month DriveCam pilot in two of its market areas, Waste Management leadership decided to incorporate DriveCam’s solution as a part of its operational initiatives.

At the conclusion of the 6-month pilots, Waste Management had experienced the operational improvement that DriveCam promised as an innovative solution for Waste Management’s diverse and demanding fleet. “DriveCam delivered clear benefits in the pilots that we believe will help enable strategic differentiation in the market and reduce our risk related costs,” commented Waste Management COO, Jim Trevathan. “Consequently, we’re making it a top priority among our operational initiatives. We are ready to implement this program that reinforces our core value of promoting the safety of our employees and the communities we serve. The managers and drivers that participated in the trials embraced the DriveCam program because they recognized its ability to enhance our performance and offer a competitive advantage.”

DriveCam addresses safety by combining data and video analytics with real-time driver feedback and coaching, resulting in reductions in cost and fuel consumption. DriveCam accomplishes this using its Driver Science Engine. Through a patented, iterative process of scoring, prioritizing and tracking the results of driving behaviors, this model identifies behavioral improvement opportunities for increased safety. In-cab video captures driving behavior, which is objectively reviewed and scored, then passed on to the fleet for use in coaching drivers, according to the company.

Fleets manage the DriveCam Program through DriveCam Online, a web-based online portal. Seamlessly integrated into DriveCam’s DC3 event recorder and the DriveCam Online reporting solution, DriveCam’s Fuel Management Solution combines real-time, in-cab feedback with online reporting and coaching to improve fuel efficiency – by up to 12 percent – and lower emissions, according to the company. DriveCam’s solution focuses on the driver – specifically on the three driving behaviors that have the greatest impact on fuel efficiency: efficient or “smooth” driving, idling, and speeding.