B.C. carrier using new speed tracking software

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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — B.C.-based carrier Van Kam Freightways is now using the XATA Speed Management solution to track the speed of its fleet.

XATA Speed Management, which hit the market in early June, provides speed-by-road exception reports that give fleet managers information on exactly how fast drivers are driving versus posted speed limits. Additionally, the XATAScope portion of XATA Speed Management is designed to provide second-by-second vehicle speed data, anytime and at any location.

XATA Speed Management is integrated with the XATANET solution, which Van Kam is using to gain insight on its fleet’s overall operational performance. Van Kam says its aim is to reduce or eliminate speeding infractions by its drivers and to increase the safety of its fleet. 

“Safety is a top priority at Van Kam, and XATA Speed Management gives us the tools to ensure that we’re doing all we can to coach our drivers and run a safe fleet,” said Wayne Dubeau, director of safety and compliance at Van Kam Freightways. “Most road accidents out there are due to speeding, and XATA Speed Management is helping us ensure that our drivers remain safe and within traffic laws.” 

XATA officials say the system also beneficial to fleets working to comply with CSA 2010 by improving a fleet’s overall safety rating by preventing speeding violations.

“Speed Management provides a huge benefit to companies looking to run a safe, efficient and compliant fleet,” said Christian Schenk, vice-president of product marketing with XATA Corporation. “Van Kam is already reaping the benefits of having detailed speed data, which saves money by reducing costs associated with accidents, maintenance and excessive speeding.”



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