Cintas Corporation (CTAS), a provider of specialized business to business services, has used inthinc technology to reduce speeding by 85 percent and decrease vehicle incidents by 46 percent.
Rick Gerlach, director of safety at Cintas, believes the inthinc system has the potential to be a game changer for Cintas, as the system uses “state-of-the-art” technology to influence driving behaviors and reduce risk in a real-time environment.
“The most important benefit of the technology is that it not only allows us to identify drivers who could benefit from some additional safety training at the wheel, but also provides an opportunity for Cintas to recognize and reward our drivers who make safety a core value at all times,” he added.
Initially, the inthinc solution was installed in more than 1,200 Cintas vehicles to improve driver performance and reduce vehicle incidents. Thanks to this deployment, the company expects to take its Safety Engagement campaign to the next level.
Within a year of the deployment, Cintas reduced its number of speeding events by 85 percent and increased seat belt use by 89 percent.
Company officials said these results translated into an overall 46-percent decrease in vehicle incidents.
“Cintas has dedicated considerable resources to ensure its employees return home safely each and every day,” said Josh Moore, six sigma black belt at Cintas, adding that what the company likes about inthinc is that it is a proactive, rather than reactive, approach to promoting safer driving.
The inthinc verbal coaching provides drivers audible alerts in real time when performing unsafe driving maneuvers, including speeding, aggressive acceleration or braking, hard turns, hard bumps or when they fail to wear their seat belt.
Drivers are given a predetermined grace period to correct the action before the violation is recorded online at the company’s Management Portal. The managers can view fleet and driver performance online, enabling Cintas managers to know exactly who is being safe on the road, and who is not.
Earlier this month, Cintas announced that all of its document storage facilities have earned the Privacy Plus (Privacy+) Certification from the Professional Records and Information Services Management (PRISM) association, a global association for records management professionals.
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Edited by Braden Becker