WASHINGTON — Lytx, a global provider of video telematics, analytics, productivity and safety solutions for commercial and public sector fleets, has joined The Alliance for Driver Safety & Security, also known as The Trucking Alliance, an industry-based safety advocate for reducing large truck crash fatalities.
“Lytx offers technologies that can improve the safety and security of our commercial drivers and that fits the mission of the Trucking Alliance,” said Steve Williams, chairman and CEO of Maverick USA in Little Rock, Arkansas. Williams is a co-founder and president of the Trucking Alliance. “Safety technologies help save lives and the Alliance is committed to advancing technologies and collision mitigation systems to become standard on all commercial trucks.”
Lytx officials say the company is committed to supporting fleets’ efforts to keep their drivers and roadways safer.
“Its unrivaled Driver Safety Program, best-in-class DriveCam Event Recorder, and proprietary machine vision (MV) and artificial intelligence (AI) technology are proven to help save lives and reduce risk,” Williams said. “With the scale of its data — more than 100 billion miles of driving data and 100,000 risky driving events captured by video every day — Lytx is unmatched in its ability to provide fleets with the knowledge needed to help protect drivers and improve their driving behavior.”
Lytx said its clients experienced approximately 625,000 fewer instances of risky driving in 2018 compared to 2017.
They said the company’s Driver Safety Program has been associated with up to a 50 percent reduction in collisions and up to 80 percent reduction in collision-related costs.
“Lytx applauds the Trucking Alliance’s advocacy of progressive safety initiatives,” said Brandon Nixon, Lytx chairman and CEO. “Lytx’s technology empowers fleets to save lives by proactively identifying risky drivers and behaviors to help prevent future crashes. We are honored to be a part of the Alliance and to support the important work they are doing for safety in the trucking industry.”
Lytx Vice President and Commercial Leader for Enterprise Trucking Rob Abbott will serve on the Trucking Alliance Advisory Group, a committee of carriers and supporting business executives who provide the Trucking Alliance board of directors with technological perspectives and policy recommendations.
Abbott’s background as former vice president, safety policy for the American Trucking Associations will help fulfill Lytx’s desire to provide the Advisory Group with meaningful input and historical perspective on important safety issues, Williams said.
Greer Woodruff, senior vice president of safety, security, and driver personnel at J.B. Hunt Transport, serves as the Advisory Group Chairman.