Heyl Truck Lines deploys SmartDrive’s video-based safety platform


SmartDrive Systems, a US-based company, which offers a performance solution that reduces collisions and improves fuel efficiency, has been selected by the international freight hauler, Heyl Truck Lines for its video-based safety platform called Fleet-Wide.

By deploying the SmartDrive platform, Heyl will be able to protect each and every driver in their fleet by identifying high-risk incidents at an early stage and enabling proactive coaching to decrease collision occurrence, as well as improving safety and reinforce good driving skills.

Heyl Truck Lines controller Mackenzie Heyl Schaffert said: “Our drivers are the heart of our company and they are essential to our success.

"We selected SmartDrive to ensure we can exonerate drivers when they're not at fault and consistently coach them for continuous improvement.

“By engaging drivers early in open dialogue about the benefits of video-based safety, we were able to alleviate any concerns they may have had, while educating them on how the SmartDrive solution works and assuring them our goal is protecting them from false claims.”

SmartDrive Defender features a dual-camera configuration with road-facing and cab views, which protects Heyl against false claims and helps them to improve driving behavior, fleet safety and operational efficiency.

SmartDrive CEO Steve Mitgang said: “We applaud Heyl's proactive approach to engaging drivers early on in open dialogue about the advantages of video-safety technology and encourage other fleets to take a similar approach to speed time to ROI and ensure driver acceptance.

"SmartDrive Defender features a dual-camera configuration with road-facing and cab views, which protects Heyl against false claims and helps them to improve driving behavior, fleet safety and operational efficiency."

“Heyl is one of many fleets that have recognised the power and absolute truth that video can provide.

"With research showing video-based analytics can contribute to a reduction of up to 29% in vehicle crashes and up to 38% for individual fleets, the value of the technology is indisputable.”

SmartDrive's platform has been customised by the company to fulfill Heyl's specific goals and coaching priorities, speeding adoption and delivering faster return on investment.


Image: A Heyl Truck lorry. Photo: courtesy of SmartDrive Systems.