By using the Motive Smart Dashcam, commercial fleets have the potential to save hundreds of thousands of dollars in collision liability.
Per the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA):
- The average cost of a collision involving a fatality is $3,600,000.
- A collision with injuries is nearly $200,000.
- The overall average cost of collisions is reportedly $91,000 per incident.
Nybll driver exonerated after collision
Nybll is a 15-vehicle fleet operating in Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA. A Nybll driver was involved in a collision with a motorcyclist on one of the busiest highways in the area.
Owner Kevin Thibeault states, “A few months after we installed Motive’s Smart Dashcams, we were involved in a collision. If we were sued, it would’ve probably cost us half a million dollars, minimum. But because we had video proof, we were exonerated.”
D&A McRae driver exonerated after collision
D&A McRae Transportation is a crude oil transporter located in Sigurd, UT. The carrier prioritizes safety and upgraded to the Motive Smart Dashcam after one of its commercial trucks was previously involved in a collision.
Rod Conrad, the Terminal Manager with D&A McRae, says, “Unfortunately, the collision was fatal — the driver in the passenger vehicle was killed when his car rolled backward into one of our trucks during a snowstorm.” After that incident, Conrad immediately installed Motive Smart Dashcams in his trucks.
It was a good thing he did, as another one of his drivers was involved in a collision. “We would have immediately been deemed to be at fault. Footage from Motive’s Smart Dashcam exonerated our driver and saved us what could have been close to $50,000 in damages. From this one incident, the Smart Dashcam paid for itself.”
ARL offers financial incentives to drivers with Smart Dashcams
ARL Transport is an intermodal carrier located in Moon Township, PA, with a fleet of nearly 700 Class A commercial drivers.
Ron Faherty, president of ARL Transport, says, “We use owner-operators and independent contractors in our business. When they sign a lease with us, they have certain deductibles and amounts they are responsible for paying.”
Faherty understands the importance of safety and putting his drivers first. “We made it financially worthwhile for drivers to put the Motive [Smart] Dashcam in their trucks,” says Faherty.
If the driver meets the following requirements, ARL covers all deductibles related to the collision, regardless of whether it’s the driver’s fault.
- Driver must install the Motive Smart Dashcam in the truck
- The safety department must be able to obtain the video post-collision
The Motive Smart Dashcam benefits
Dash cams offer proof in a collision. This means witness-only statements are a thing of the past. Video footage shows the incident as it occurred so you can move on with your day and run your business as usual — increasing the possibility of exoneration and money savings for your fleet.
The benefits of a Smart Dashcam include:
- Saving time and money on collision-related insurance claims
- Avoiding hefty attorney fees
- Saving precious manhours from your safety team during a potential collision investigation
- Facilitate collision investigation: The Smart Dashcam will help to facilitate a speedy investigation on-site by law enforcement officials so that drivers can be quickly released back to duty.
- Drivers keeping low CSA scores
- Aiding in driver training: You can go over the video footage with drivers to better coach them on better driving habits
Steel View saves money on IFTA reporting
Fleets that use Motive’s IFTA feature have saved time and money.
Steel View is a carrier serving the Energy and Industrial Service field out of Chauvin, Alberta, Canada. The fleet operates 75 trucks.
Steel View’s president, Rod Stang, says, “What used to take two full days each quarter to prepare IFTA filings now takes only a couple of hours with Motive.”
Flying Star saves time with Motive’s geofencing
The CFO of Flying Star, Jayson Boydston, says, “Motive’s geofencing and detention time reports helped us to realize a 10 to 15 percent improvement in our efficiencies, measured by hours per load. We’ve gone from roughly five hours last year per load on a 130-mile haul to about four hours per load on a 120-mile haul.”
With a fleet size of 35, Mr. Boyston also says, “We saved roughly $40,000 in hardware and $9,000 per year on subscription costs by switching to Motive.”
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The Motive Smart Dashcam and your fleet
Can you afford not to use the Motive Smart Dashcam? From real-time notifications of critical events to post-collision replay, video footage can help exonerate drivers and save your fleet time and money.