Action Environmental Group’s commitment to safety is getting a year-end bonus.
Action began a pilot program in 2016 using 3rd Eye technology in one of its divisions. The systems have proven so beneficial in reducing risky behavior and improving safety that Action plans to equip its entire fleet – more than 300 trucks – with 3rd Eye technology by the end of 2017.
“We have been using 3rd Eye cameras for the past year, and the cameras serve two main purposes: to provide day-to-day training and analysis and to learn from individual instances,” says Action Environmental Group’s Director of Safety Ken Levine.
3rd Eye camera systems record both the driver and the road, providing constant awareness of what’s happening inside and outside the vehicle. In addition to the sophisticated hardware, a team from 3rd Eye analyzes the video that’s been recorded and identifies any problems or issues, giving Action a high-tech edge in training and coaching operators about safe driving.
The 3rd Eye camera systems do more than help improve safety. The systems help Action management with route optimization, service verification, risky behavior reduction and post-crash fault analysis, which helps eliminate false or fraudulent claims of damage.
All of this adds up to a positive return on investment, making the decision to add 3rd Eye systems to Action’s entire fleet an easy one.
“In the first three months of deployment, I have personally seen a 30 to 50 percent reduction in risky behavior,” says Levine. “And in some cases, we have even seen the system play a serious role in workers’ compensation claim investigations.”
Since implementing these smart safety tools, Action has seen a decrease in both the severity of incidents and the amount of employee injuries.
“We enjoy our professional relationship with 3rd Eye,” says Levine. “They’re a national company, and they treat us with the same level of respect and attention to our business as they do large, nationwide companies.”
Besides adding smart safety tools into its overall safety plan, Action is also working closely with employees to make sure that everyone is involved in the company’s safety efforts and goals.
3rd Eye Digital Vision
The 3rd Eye camera and radar offering is part of its Enhance Vehicle Behavioral Analytics™ – a complete suite of information captured by 3rd Eye cameras, collision avoidance radar, body sensors and chassis data – transmitted in real time via 3rd Eye’s Hurricane Gateway to fleet owners to help better manage and protect their assets. All data is transmitted through the use of one connection, cutting down wire bundle clutter and simplifying installation, maintenance, and ultimately – data dissemination.
About 3rd Eye:
Dover’s 3rd Eye was formed in 2001. The company provides real-time Vehicle Function/Route Performance Analytics and also uses state-of-the-art camera systems to capture and document in-cab and external events to improve the safety, reliability and profitability of collection fleet operations. 3rd Eye is committed to ongoing innovation, engineering excellence, and impeccable business ethics. For more information about 3rd Eye, visit www.3rdeyecam.com. The 3rd Eye Facebook page – or follow us on Twitter.