[This article originally appeared on the Commercially Carrier Journal website November 23rd, 2016]
by Aaron Huff, CCJ
Managing driver safety and compliance can be a high-risk, time consuming process.
Staying on top of the data stream can be difficult with onboard computers and telematics systems pushing email alerts for every critical safety event – speeding, harsh braking, hours-of-service violations, and more.
A growing number of fleets also use video event recorders to capture additional data and risk observations.
Consumed by data, managers may not have enough time to remediate the risk that surfaces in their data by holding coaching and training sessions with drivers.
Vigillo has been providing CSA scorecards and data mining products in the transportation industry for more than nine years.
In the aftermath of an accident, plaintiff attorneys will likely seek punitive damages by proving that management knew — or should have known — of risks but failed to act in a timely manner.
For these reasons and others, technology providers see a demand for automated risk management systems.
Recently, Vigillo and J.J. Keller & Associates joined forces to create an automated system to analyze and remediate risk.
Vigillo’s big data analytical platform, called Athena, captures fleet CSA violations from roadside inspections as well as real-time critical event and hours-of-service data from telematics systems. Fleets use the platform to identify areas of risk and deficiencies.