In their announcement for the 2021 Operation Safe Driver week, the CVSA reported last year saw an uptick in the number of traffic fatalities with an increase of 24% compared to the previous year despite the number of miles driven dropping by 13%. And driver-related behavior is now responsible for roughly 87% of all fatalities on the road, so to continue that downward trend, technology designed to help correct and improve driver behavior will need to continue to evolve.
And thankfully, it is.
Mark Savage, former CVSA President and Director of Connected Truck Solutions at Drivewyze Inc., alongside Melody Rasko, Product Manager at Drivewyze Inc., dive deep into:
- The rise of speeding events across the nation and the impact of citations,
- The agency perspective on how carriers can keep their drivers safe and in-service,
- How new in-cab technologies give fleets the power to prevent incidents before they happen,
- Pilot project data demonstrating how these in-cab alerts have proven to reduce speeding incidents by 27%, and more!
Click below to watch the on-demand webinar:
About the Speakers
Mark Savage, Director, Connected Truck Solutions
Mark Savage retired from the Colorado State Patrol in 2020 after serving 26 years and obtaining the rank of deputy chief. Mark worked in the State Patrol’s field operations and Executive Security Unit but focused the majority of his career on improving commercial vehicle safety. Most recently, Mark began serving as the Director of Connected Truck Solutions for Intelligent Imaging Solutions and Drivewyze in January of 2021.
Melody Rasko, Product Manager
In her role as Product Manager, Mel Rasko oversees growth across Drivewyze’s suite of Safety products, including Safety Notifications and Safety+. With over 10 years of experience in the transportation industry, Mel first began serving passenger vehicle safety needs in the province of Alberta before shifting her focus to the North American commercial vehicle industry.