Date: March 11, 2008
Source: DriveCam Inc.
Waste Connections Selects DriveCam to Reduce Driving Risk, Claims Costs
DriveCam Inc., a global Driver Risk Management (DRM) company, announced that Waste Connections Inc., the nation's fourth largest solid waste company, has selected DriveCam's behavior-based risk mitigation solution to improve the safety of its fleet and reduce vehicle damages, personal injury and workers' compensation claims costs associated with risky driving.
Waste Connections Inc. has begun implementing the DriveCam solution nationally across all major business lines in all four geographic regions. The company recently completed a one-year test run of the DriveCam solution in a select group of vehicles, realizing a marked increase in driver safety and exoneration of drivers who were not at fault in collisions.
"DriveCam has presented a cutting-edge solution to help us improve the overall safety performance of our fleet and reduce claims costs associated with risky driving," said Ken Rose, senior vice president, Waste Connections Inc. "Results and feedback from our management team and drivers have been overwhelmingly positive."
Regarding the decision to deploy DriveCam, Rose added, "DriveCam's cellular technology and Web-based software is making it easy to deploy across a range of operating environments and still maintain the cross-corporate standards that are important to Waste Connections."
"With large vehicles and a mix of stop-and-go driving in densely populated areas, solid waste fleets have many safety challenges," said Bruce Moeller, president and CEO of DriveCam. "We are proud to have Waste Connections - an innovative and fast growing leader in the solid waste industry - as part of our client portfolio. DriveCam's solution enables clients like Waste Connections to proactively protect the safety of their drivers and the communities they serve by identifying and correcting risky driving behaviors."
About Waste Connections Inc.
Waste Connections Inc. is an integrated solid waste services company that provides solid waste collection, transfer, disposal and recycling services in mostly secondary markets in the Western and Southern U.S. The Company serves approximately 1.5 million residential, commercial and industrial customers from a network of operations in 23 states. The Company also provides intermodal services for the movement of containers in the Pacific Northwest. Waste Connections Inc. was founded in September 1997 and is headquartered in Folsom, California. For more information, visit the Waste Connections web site at www.wasteconnections.com.
About DriveCam Inc.
DriveCam is a global Driver Risk Management company that reduces claims costs and saves lives by improving the way people drive. The company has been reducing risky driving behaviors for more than 10 years. By combining sight and sound, expert analysis and driver coaching, DriveCam has reduced vehicle damages, workers' compensation and personal injury costs by more than 50 percent in over 80,000 commercial and government vehicles. DriveCam has the world's largest repository of events reflecting actual risky driving behaviors. In 2007, Inc. magazine included DriveCam on its list of the 500 fastest-growing, privately held companies in the U.S. for the third consecutive year. For more information, visit www.drivecam.com.