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SmartDrive solutions help drive Boyle Transportation’s safety dedication forward

Boyle Transportation, recipient of the 2017 Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) Grand Prize for National Fleet Safety, cited its use of the SmartDrive 360 and SmartIQ solutions as a key factor in its selection for the recognition.

The winner in the small carrier division, Boyle demonstrated stringent fleet safety program standards, on and off the highway, and was judged to have the strongest commitment to improving safety on North American highways.

“Boyle holds its safety program to a higher standard than simply counting accidents per mile,” said John Lyboldt, TCA president. “It has truly developed a safety culture that permeates through every employee in every aspect of the company.”

Reinforcing the notion that safety is all-encompassing, Boyle maximizes its use of the SmartDrive video-based safety program by taking advantage of SmartDrive 360 and SmartDrive SmartIQ analytics. Since implementing the SmartDrive program, Boyle has achieved a 95% reduction in instances of unsafe following distance, 97% reduction in the number of incomplete stops at stop signs and 88% reduction in the number of unsafe lane changes. In addition, the fleet has experienced a 90% improvement in its SmartDrive Safety Score, an objective measurement of risk based on specific driving habits.

“With additional camera deployment enabled by SmartDrive 360, we have a complete view of any incident and comprehensive insight into risk,” said Michael Lasko, Boyle safety and quality manager. “Coupled with active safety, the SmartDrive program supports ongoing coaching opportunities for our professional drivers. So many collisions are sideswipes and are someone else’s fault. Now, with SmartDrive 360, we know what happened even when an incident occurs alongside our trucks. Two cameras are fine, but for us, SmartDrive 360 is the answer. It’s a home run.”

Boyle is a driver-centric company and safety is at the forefront of everything the company does. The decision to adopt the SmartDrive program dovetails with this dedication to driver safety. From exonerating drivers against false claims and ensuring continuous improvement to ongoing coaching and a performance-based incentive program, Boyle relies on the SmartDrive SmartIQ transportation intelligence suite to help drive its safety program forward.

Headquartered in Billerica MA, Boyle was named one of North America’s 20 Best Fleets to Drive For in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. The company’s quality management system has been ISO registered since 1998.

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