DALLAS — Drivewyze has teamed up with Verisk to provide cargo theft alerts as an added feature in its Safety+ service.
Drivewyze Safety+ is an in-cab SaaS product that provides context-based, proactive, customizable, driver safety notifications through existing ELDs or telematics devices, according to a news release.
“Safety+ delivers a fleet’s first layer of driver coaching where and when drivers need it most,” the news release stated.
“Safety+ also uses coaching automation to reduce workloads on safety managers, plus has analytics to deliver advanced insights into driver and fleet safety performance.”
The theft “hot spot” alerts are available in collaboration with Verisk, provider of CargoNet, a cargo theft prevention and recovery network.
“With Cargo Theft Alerts, drivers are notified when approaching one of the top 50 riskiest parking locations and top 50 riskiest counties in the country,” according to the news release.
“Safety+ will display a driver-safe visual and audible warning through the in-cab ELD or telematics device as they approach these high-risk areas. The alerts are fully automated and require no driver interaction.”
Safety+ high-risk areas will be updated regularly based on the latest data from CargoNet.
Subscribers also receive Daily Hot Theft Zone Alerts, powered by CargoNet, to be informed on the latest incidents of cargo theft throughout the U.S. and Canada, the news release stated.
According to data collected by CargoNet, cargo theft incidents are on the rise in 2022.
In the first quarter, CargoNet reported cargo theft incidents increased by more than 5% compared to the fourth quarter of 2021.
Last year, nearly 1,300 incidents of cargo theft were reported in the U.S. and Canada, with approximately 50% of thefts occurring in California, Texas and Florida.
“Cargo theft is a serious issue in our industry. Last year, nearly $58 million worth of cargo was reported stolen to CargoNet across the United States and Canada and they’re already seeing an uptick in incidents this year,” said Brian Heath, Drivewyze CEO.
“That scratches the surface. The problem is much bigger than that since cargo theft often goes unreported. Our alerts empower drivers to stay vigilant — so drivers know to keep their eyes open for any suspicious activity and to be proactive in keeping their loads safe. Adding Cargo Theft Alerts to Drivewyze Safety+ is something exclusive to our platform and it’s something we know that drivers and fleets will value.”
“We commend Drivewyze for responding proactively to protect its subscribers from cargo theft by initiating better collaboration and information sharing,” Ryan Shepherd, director and general manager of supply chain and equipment solutions at Verisk, said.
“We’re confident that this collaboration will help its Safety+ subscribers reduce the chances of becoming victims of cargo theft. Having visibility into high-risk areas in real time when shipments are in motion creates a tremendous opportunity to avoid risk.”
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