DriveCam Inc, a global driver risk management company, announced that Ben E Keith Company, a distributor of foodservice and Anheuser-Busch products, has announced plans to deploy DriveCam’s driver risk management system across its food division fleet.
“Our company’s commitment to safe driving led us to the most effective solution in the driver risk management category,” said Dick Hairston, director of operations and transportation at Ben E Keith Co. “DriveCam’s track record within the food and beverage industry, in particular, is stellar. We look forward to working with their team to roll out the solution fleetwide and to creating safer and more disciplined drivers, which in turn will lower operating costs.”
DriveCam addresses safety by combining data and video analytics with real-time driver feedback and coaching, resulting in reductions in cost and fuel consumption. It achieves this using its Driver Science Engine. Through a patented, iterative process of scoring, prioritizing, and tracking results of driving behaviors, this model identifies behavioral improvement opportunities for increased safety. In-cab video captures driving behavior, which is objectively reviewed and scored, then passed on to the fleet for use in coaching drivers.
Fleets manage the DriveCam program through DriveCam Online, a web-based online portal. Seamlessly integrated into DriveCam’s DC3 video event recorder and the Online reporting system, the firm’s Fuel Management Solution combines real-time, in-cab feedback with online reporting and coaching to improve fuel efficiency by up to 12% and lower emissions. DriveCam’s system focuses on the driver—specifically on the three driving behaviors with the greatest impact on fuel efficiency: efficient or “smooth” driving, idling, and speeding.
Ben E Keith Co operates through six foodservice and 10 beverage distribution centers, employing more than 3,500 people. The foodservice division serves 10 states and the beverage division exclusively delivers products throughout Texas. Ben E Keith Co’s Food Division supplies a full line of produce, frozen foods, meats, refrigerated foods, dry groceries, equipment, and supplies to restaurants, hospitals, schools, nursing homes, and other institutional businesses. The Beverage Division sells Budweiser Anheuser-Busch products as well as many craft and imports brands including Real Ale, Dogfish, Stone, Sierra Nevada, Paulaner, Sapporo, and Asahi, as well as a variety of wines.
With more than 500 commercial and government fleet clients, DriveCam monitors 20 billion driving miles annually, while protecting more than 400,000 drivers worldwide. For more information, visit www.drivecam.com.