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Omnitracs Acquires Onboard Video Firm SmartDrive

The Omnitracs booth at the 2019 MCE in San Diego The Omnitracs booth at the 2019 ATA Management Conference & Exhibition in San Diego. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Trucking technology supplier Omnitracs has agreed to acquire SmartDrive Systems, one of the transportation industry’s largest providers of onboard cameras and video-based safety systems.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
September 9, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety

Swift Transportation Deploys SmartDrive Across Fleet

Swift Transportation truck John Sommers II for Transport Topics

SmartDrive is deploying its video-based safety program across Swift Transportation’s entire fleet, the company announced June 16.

June 25, 2020

Three Proven Strategies to Transform Your Fleet With Data-Driven Decision Making

Three Proven Strategies to Transform Your Fleet With Data-Driven Decision Making

It’s often said in business that you can’t manage what you don’t measure. SmartIQ analytics help fleet managers to understand how their fleet is performing and answer key questions—not just about safety performance, but also driving and coaching performance, fuel consumption, idling, vehicle use and much more. 

September 6, 2019

Coach Your Way to Greatness

Coach Your Way to Greatness

Coaching drivers – with video – is the best way to improve safety in your fleet. Not only will you experience fewer collisions (and near collisions), but you’ll experience savings throughout your fleet and an improved safety culture.

April 20, 2019

Make Safety "The Right Thing To Do" in 2019

One of the hardest tasks fleet’s face when initiating a safety culture – or even a safety policy – is ensuring buy-in from throughout the organization. Download Selling Safety and learn how to “sell” your safety message to executives, managers and drivers.

January 28, 2019

Trends in Driver Incentive Programs

Recruiting new drivers is hard. That’s why many trucking companies make it their primary mission to retain the drivers they already have. And, with so many retention program options, it’s imperative to know what’s working and what’s most effective.

December 1, 2018
Business, Technology

SmartDrive, Geotab Announce Data Integration Agreement

SmartDrive booth at MCE2018 The SmartDrive booth at MCE. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

AUSTIN, Texas — Video-safety company SmartDrive Systems and telematics provider Geotab have announced a collaboration through which information collected via SmartDrive’s data collection hub can be used with Geotab’s mobile app for a variety of compliance and productivity services, the companies announced here.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
October 30, 2018

Recruitment, Retention, Rewards - Using Video to Address the Driver Shortage

The best-run fleets are using their data-driven reward program as a differentiator to attract and retain quality drivers. Learn why encouraging safe driving with a data-driven rewards program can be far less expensive than paying for risky driving that results in collisions and claims.

October 3, 2018

Paying for Safety: A Winning Combination for You and Your Drivers

Incentivizing safe driving helps attract new drivers, retain current drivers and ensures a safer fleet. To do so, many fleets have adopted a data-driven driver incentive program and are seeing great results. Find out how by downloading the new eBook, Paying for Safety: Incenting Drivers to Increase Retention.

July 12, 2018
Business, Technology

Highly Effective Secrets to Building a Successful Data-Driven, Driver Incentive Program

Best-run fleets are using their data-driven rewards program as a differentiator to attract and retain quality drivers. They use monthly or quarterly driver scorecards based on comprehensive safety, fuel and operational data to develop and retain quality drivers.

June 11, 2018