DriveCam Video Systems, a developer of fleet safety technology, has launched its fleet certification program that enables fleets to lower insurance costs and reduce operating expenses, according to the company.
To become certified, fleets are required to demonstrate that they have properly integrated the DriveCam Driving Feedback System into their fleet operations and driver performance evaluation standards.
DriveCam's Driving Feedback System is a fleet safety program that integrates video technology and management software to identify high-risk driving habits.
A palm-sized video recorder mounted behind the rearview mirror that records what drivers see and hear collects unusual driving events.
Video files can be automatically downloaded to a computer, where specialized software allows managers to view and analyze driving performance. Videos can also be e-mailed directly to insurance carriers to settle claims.
By changing driving behavior, the Driving Feedback System has reduced the frequency and severity of collisions by 35% to 70%, according to the company.
DriveCam developed the DriveCam Protected Certification Program in conjunction with its insurance partners to establish eligibility requirements for premium credits. Under the program, fleets are required to meet specific criteria to verify the full implementation of the Driving Feedback System into their fleet operations. Becoming certified ensures that fleets achieve the maximum benefits in reduced insurance claims and lower operating expenses.
"In determining rates, fleets are being judged by their underwriting results," said Howard Handler, vice president of the American Agency, an affiliate of Royal & Sun Alliance. "This directly relates to how drivers behave. DriveCam Certified fleets can demonstrate to insurance carriers that they are taking steps to reduce losses by ensuring that their drivers drive safely."
Additional information is available at www.drivecam.com