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In-cab satellite TV helps company retain drivers, save money

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Thanks to the installation of in-cab satellite TV packages in its entire fleet, Utah-based trucking company Interide Transport reported a significant improvement in driver retention and an annual savings on its investment.

The company said after installing satellite provider EpicVue in its trucks, which offers packages with more than 100 channels of DirecTV programming, it has seen payback on the venture with lower recruiting costs of approximately four month per truck.

“Since installing EpicVue in our entire fleet, we’ve seen a 23% improvement in driver retention that we can attribute directly to having in-cab satellite TV systems,” said Sean Snow, founder and CEO of Interide Transport. “That equates to a $92,400 savings in hiring costs per year, and after accounting for the EpicVue monthly subscription fees, it means saving about $36,000 annually. The satellite TV systems are one of the major reasons we’re retaining drivers.”

Interide said the cost of the satellite services in the 95 tractors currently in its fleet is $56,640 annually.
EpicVue, based in Salt Lake City, Utah, offers in-cab satellite TV systems to fleets with 20 or more vehicles for a monthly fee of $49 with a five-year contract, or $59 monthly for a three-year contract.

“In a recent survey of 270 over-the-road drivers, we found that 25% of drivers cited incentives and benefits as a lower turnover and retention factor,” said Lance Platt, CEO of EpicVue. “At Interide Transport, EpicVue’s value is clearly seen in the impact it has on retention and on the cost of hiring new drivers.”

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