Xata now offering ZoomSafer to eliminate phone use while vehicle in motion
May 5, 2011
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Xata has announced it is integrating and reselling ZoomSafer software, which can prevent drivers from using their cell phones for calls, texting or e-mail while the truck is in motion.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Xata has announced it is integrating and reselling ZoomSafer software, which can prevent drivers from using their cell phones for calls, texting or e-mail while the truck is in motion.
ZoomSafer’s FleetSafer Mobile and FleetSafer Vision programs can be customized to a fleet’s own mobile phone use policies, the companies announced.
FleetSafer Mobile runs alongside Xata Turnpike on mobile smartphones and prevents the use of native and third-party applications, including texting, when the vehicle is in motion.
FleetSafer Vision is a reporting tool that leverages telematics data in conjunction with phone records and e-mail services to report to fleet managers any behaviour that’s identified as risky.
“Distracted driving doesn’t need to be a growing problem,” said Christian Schenk, vice-president, product marketing, Xata. “Xata commits to doing all we can to keep drivers safe and in compliance, which is why we’re excited to be partnering with ZoomSafer.”
The companies note that FMCSA data indicates driver distraction is a primary contributing factor in 25-30% of crashes.
“With the addition of FleetSafer, Xata customers of any size can proactively enforce safe driving policies, which, in turn, will enable the fleets to reduce the number of crashes and save money,” said Matt Howard, founder and CEO, ZoomSafer.
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