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HELP launches new ‘business intelligence tool' to enhance use of safety data


Wednesday, April 26, 2017
by THE TRUCKER NEWS SERVICES

InfoRM’s company snapshot features an interactive map of truck inspection and violations filtered by state, city, and highway; filters to search by VIN number, site, violation type and other parameters to identify trends; and historical views of inspections and violations. (Courtesy: HELP)
InfoRM’s company snapshot features an interactive map of truck inspection and violations filtered by state, city, and highway; filters to search by VIN number, site, violation type and other parameters to identify trends; and historical views of inspections and violations. (Courtesy: HELP)

PHOENIX — HELP Inc., the provider of PrePass, has launched an advanced new business intelligence tool designed to enhance the way carriers look at and use their safety data.

InfoRM (Information & Reports Manager) provides carriers granular details about its truck inspections and safety information to quickly identify areas in need of improvement and take action, according to Karen Rasmussen, HELP president and CEO.

InfoRM compiles Inspection Selection System (ISS) score factors from the most current, accurate data sets and generates a company snapshot. The data system is an added benefit to PrePass weigh station bypass customers at no additional cost.

Designed for use on PCs and tablets, InfoRM provides an unprecedented level of data about roadside inspections to determine where, when and why ISS safety scores might fluctuate. InfoRM’s data includes CVIEW/SAFER carrier records maintained by the FMCSA, but also information provided by more than 100 different government sources.

“Fleets need a simple way to measure their performance and improve weigh state bypass rates,” Rasmussen said. “InfoRM’s data dashboards also enable fleets to create awareness across the organization, facilitating improvements in areas including vehicle maintenance, driver behavior, uptime and safety.”

While safety data has always been available to PrePass customers, this is the first time the data has been aggregated as an interactive application to give carriers the level of detail they need to make essential safety and operational decisions for their fleets, Rasmussen said.

InfoRM’s company snapshot features an interactive map of truck inspection and violations filtered by state, city, and highway; filters to search by VIN number, site, violation type and other parameters to identify trends; and historical views of inspections and violations, with the ability to export data for reporting purposes.

As a nonprofit 501(C)3, HELP’s primary mission is to improve motor carrier safety throughout North America by partnering with public and private transportation organizations to also promote efficiencies in commercial trucking. HELP maintains the most robust and accurate fleet safety database in the industry, Rasmussen said.

PrePass, launched in 1993 by HELP, determines a carrier’s ability to bypass a weigh station based in part on a fleet’s ISS score, which is derived from motor carrier safety performance data in areas of crash history, inspection history, driver history and safety management performance. PrePass has logged over 730 million operational weigh station bypasses resulting in more than $5.4 billion in savings to motor carriers. Over 550,000 commercial trucks from more than 51,000 fleets utilize PrePass for bypassing and electronic toll payment.

InfoRM is an added benefit for PrePass customers, Rasmussen said.

To access the InfoRM system, customers contact PrePass at (800) 773-7277 to set up an InfoRM account.

 

 

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