Lytx®, a leading global provider of machine vision and artificial intelligence-powered video telematics solutions for commercial, public sector and field services fleets, today announced a 192-vehicle deployment with leading pipeline construction company Pe Ben USA.
Pe Ben, which specializes in stockpiling and stringing large-diameter line pipe, signed on with Lytx to gain a clearer picture of driver behaviors around collisions. The company will use that information to protect its fleet and drivers both retroactively against claims, and proactively by coaching drivers toward safer long-term driving behaviors and habits.
"After several false claims incidents in the past few years, we knew we had to implement a video telematics system that would help us understand more clearly what was going on in our fleet," said Todd Martin, director of safety at Pe Ben. "We reached out to others in the pipeline logistics industry to get a sense of the technologies our competitors were using, and every safety manager I talked to said the same thing: 'Now that we've implemented Lytx, I don't know how we ever ran a fleet without it.'"
Lytx Tells a Truer Story
Martin explains that with such large cargo on their trailers, Pe Ben drivers often experience incidents with other vehicles trying to pass and running into over-hanging pipe. These collisions can lead to expensive claims. Pe Ben needed a video telematics solution that would provide an objective account of what happened during each and every incident – and the ability to review and pull that video immediately, rather than having to submit a claim to access historical video like most other providers require. Lytx provides access to up to 100 hours of continual video which clients can easily locate, clip and download themselves. Martin and his team can now quickly access video of incidents to see what really happened and resolve situations faster.
"As of today, we have 154 Lytx event recorders installed in our fleet," Martin said. "We now see 154 opportunities that tell a truer story about how our drivers are doing. Our team is confident that the Lytx platform will allow us to better understand our drivers and, with that understanding, better protect our team and create a safer fleet in the long-term."
From Reactive to Proactive Support
After speaking with other Lytx clients, the Pe Ben team quickly learned the system not only provides video evidence to help exonerate innocent drivers, but also reveals risky behaviors the fleet could focus on to improve long-term performance.
The Lytx Driver Safety Program stands out in the industry not only for its video and analytic capabilities, but also for its ease of use. Combining machine vision and artificial intelligence (MV+AI) with professional review and behavior tagging, the program delivers prescriptive and customized coaching insights to fleet managers. Lytx leverages MV+AI, motion and engine control module (ECM) sensors, as well as human validation to present a superior and accurate view of risk, with greater than 95% accuracy across more than 60 risky driving behaviors.
"With Lytx, we're working with the industry leader in using advanced technology to expose risk to us, but they also filter out the noise and help us focus on what's most important," Martin said.