Fleet Risk Program Reduces Risky Driving Behavior

April 28, 2011

Fleet managers seeking new ways to use technology to improve driver behavior, fuel efficiency and overall performance may benefit from FleetAhead, a technology-enabled risk management program to assist large commercial customers with fleet safety and efficiency, launched by The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.

During a six-month market test, FleetAhead helped a regional beverage distributor reduce risky driving behavior in a fleet of more than 100 vehicles by 75 percent, increasing fuel efficiency by nearly 7 percent – about $300 per vehicle – and reduce accident costs by 80 percent.

FleetAhead integrates vehicle telematics offered by several preferred providers with specialized loss control services and customized reports to help fleet managers identify ways to reduce risky driving behavior and lower vehicle operating costs.

“As commercial fleet owners increasingly use in-vehicle technology to capture data related to driving behavior, fuel efficiency and vehicle performance, they are seeking guidance on analyzing the data,” said Kevin Finn, vice president of The Hartford’s National Accounts. “With FleetAhead, we’re able to assist commercial fleet customers in their efforts to translate data into actionable plans that help them control their total cost of risk.”

Preferred telematics providers for FleetAhead include DriveCam, Inc., a global driver risk management company that specializes in video-based telematics, and the Evogi Group, a provider of vehicle insurance telematics capabilities. Additional providers are expected to join The Hartford’s platform during the next several months.

More information about FleetAhead is available at www.fleetahead.com

Source: The Hartford

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