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Navajo Express Leverages SambaSafety® to Strengthen Nationwide Driver Safety Program

Company achieves 24 percent improvement in Driver Fitness Percentile and Measurement Score in just two months

Denver, CO. — SambaSafety®, the market leader of cloud-based driver risk management solutions, announced that Navajo Express has selected and deployed SambaSafety’s comprehensive driver safety solution to manage and track the performance of its more than 800 commercial (CDL) drivers nationwide.

SambaSafety gives Navajo Express the unprecedented ability to proactively address federal CDL safety and compliance issues by continuously monitoring individual driving record data, automatically identifying new violations and incidents and alerting Navajo’s management to the most critical driver issues.

“Our vision at Navajo is to meet a much higher benchmark for driver safety than even Compliance, Safety and Accountability (CSA) regulations require – and SambaSafety has helped us realize that goal while markedly reducing costs,” said Allen Lowry, vice president of safety and security for Navajo Express. “With this comprehensive information, we can focus on better serving our customers though driver retention and safety incentive programs, thereby limiting our out-of-service (OOS) incidents.”

In the first two months after deployment, Navajo Express realized a 24 percent improvement in its CSA Driver Fitness Percentile and Measurement score. This dramatic improvement is the result of SambaSafety’s ability to quickly identify at-risk drivers, enabling Navajo to immediately address any safety or compliance issues. In addition, using SambaSafety also has had an immediate impact on driver retention rates and lowering the costs associated with OOS issues – producing a return on investment 10 months sooner than anticipated.

“The federal government sets minimum safety requirements,” noted Richard Crawford, chief executive officer, SambaSafety. “However, Navajo Express chooses to go beyond the minimum requirements and uses SambaSafety’s solutions to achieve its vision for driver safety. We are proud to help Navajo Express realize its goals, while also lowering the risks and costs associated with managing driver performance.”

About Navajo Express

Navajo Express is a family owned and operated business by Don Digby, Sr., and his family, which has been in operation since 1981. With more than 800 drivers, Navajo Express operates its refrigerated and dry trucks in 48 states. The company is based in Denver.

About SambaSafety

SambaSafety is the market leader of cloud-based risk management solutions for organizations with commercial and non-commercial drivers. Through the collection, correlation and analysis of driver information – motor vehicle records, court data, status checks, accident data, incident data, compliance information, medical certifications – our innovative platform automates the driver risk management process delivering a comprehensive 360-degree view of driver behavior and performance. SambaSafety provides organizations across the United States and Canada the actionable insight to improve driver performance, reduce accidents, lower insurance costs and limit risks – ultimately improving community safety. For more information, go to

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