Fleet management mitigates road risk
Utility safety: Atlantic Tower Services chooses Trimble Driver Safety to mitigate risk on the road.
Vehicle management system: Trimble announced that Atlantic Tower Services (ATS), a full-service equipment maintenance, repair and installation service company that specializes in telecommunications infrastructure and electrical power generation, is implementing the Trimble® Driver Safety solution across its fleet of vehicles. The selection of Trimble Driver Safety follows ATS’s implementation of Trimble Fleet Management, a cloud-computing platform that offers visibility into day-to-day field service operations.
By adding Trimble Driver Safety to its fleet management capabilities, ATS will have complete back-office analysis of aggressive maneuvers such as jackrabbit starts, hard braking, harsh turns and speeding, enabling management to coach poor drivers who put the company at risk. The Driver Safety in-vehicle hardware uses alerts to provide drivers with feedback about their driving behavior so they can make immediate changes to their driving style. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 2.3 million people were injured in motor vehicle accidents in 2013. The economic consequences of these crashes to employers have been estimated at more than $60 billion. Over time, Driver Safety can enable organizations to reduce accidents and lower liability costs and operational expenses.
"As one of the leading suppliers of tower, lines and antenna maintenance and installation in North America and the Caribbean, driver safety is an integral part of our culture,” said Karen Anderson, with ATS. “We understand the consequences of poor driving and we chose Trimble Driver Safety because it identifies and monitors unsafe practices so we can quickly mitigate risks on the road. Making sure our drivers adhere to company safety policies is vital to protecting them and our business.”
“Creating a safe-driving culture has been the hallmark of ATS, and Driver Safety will support them in continuing this commitment," said John Cameron, general manager of Trimble’s Field Service Management Division. "Using Driver Safety, ATS can monitor driving performance while boosting productivity with reduced downtime and reduced driver injuries. Trimble Driver Safety can enable ATS to deliver on its goal of maintaining a safe-driving culture while improving efficiencies and overall ROI.”
ATS had initially equipped its service vehicles with Trimble’s Fleet Management solution. Fleet Management provides visibility into the progress of technicians, enabling field managers to make intelligent decisions on fleet performance and asset utilization based on real-time information. Fleet Management also allows ATS to auto-generate reports that detail gas consumption and vehicle stops so managers can coach their drivers on unnecessary idling and reduce fuel usage. The Fleet Management capabilities have allowed ATS to protect its assets as well. When a vehicle was stolen, ATS used the in-vehicle Trimble GPS to locate and recover the vehicle within hours of the theft.
Trimble Fleet Management and Driver Safety are core components of an integrated suite of Field Service Management solutions that includes Work Management and FieldMaster mobile applications.
ATS operates in 24 states, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean and is one of the leading suppliers of towers, lines and antenna maintenance and installation. It is a full-service equipment repair and installation company that specializes in telecommunications infrastructure and electrical power generation.
About Trimble’s Field Service Management Division
Trimble’s Field Service Management Division provides visibility into field and fleet operations so businesses can streamline efficiency and increase productivity. The Field Service Management suite includes fleet management, work management and scheduling, worker safety and mobility solutions that transform the effectiveness of work, workers and assets in the field. The cloud-based portfolio allows Trimble to offer customers industry-specific, enterprise-level solutions for exceptional performance and ease of use.
Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location -- including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies, such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.