Private trucking operation is projecting annual savings of 1,100 administrative hours and benefitting by making more effective decisions using data in the Vigillo risk management system
Prior to implementing the Vigillo risk management system, Nalco manually gathered information on accidents, incidents and deliveries in a Lotus notes database. The storage process made data analysis very time consuming and costly. Additionally, in the last three years the Nalco fleet has grown in size by 35 percent.
“Our fleet continued to grow and we didn’t have the information we needed to know where to put our resources,” Ramsay related. “We knew that we were having issues at some locations but we couldn’t be very specific. We needed to be predictive, a way to make better decisions about to how to most effectively use our safety and training resources.”
With the Vigillo platform, Nalco now has immediate access to information from as many as 16 different sources. In particular, data from its Delivery System Incident Reports (DSIR) and on-board systems is entered into the system and consolidated into five main types of input. Included are Injuries, Vehicle Accidents, Zero Defect Delivery, Rules Violations and Miscellaneous categories. The Vigillo system then produces its Scorecard Suite of reports for individual
drivers, supervisors and locations, and for the fleet as whole. The data is especially valuable in analyzing risk in driving behaviors, and is now being used to analyze DOT inspections on a city, state and regional level so the fleet can allocate resources to address potential problems.
Nalco is also incorporating SafeStat (Safety Status Measurement System) performance data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on its Vigillo Scorecard Suite of reports to further lower risk in its organization, and more simply and accurately present safety data to its customers. SafeStat is an automated analysis system that uses indicators in four analytic Safety Evaluation Areas (SEAs), including Accident, Driver, Vehicle, and Safety Management, and combines them into an overall safety status assessment known as a SafeStat score.
In the future, Nalco plans to use Vigillo’s alliance with Instructional Technologies, Inc. (ITI) to employ ITI’s computer-based in-cab truck driver training programs. ITI Pro-TREAD and Pro-TREAD In-Cab truck driver training programs include a growing number of 54 interactive, self-paced lessons.
The Vigillo Scorecard Suite of reports includes a risk score based on factors such as accidents, customer service, rules violations, training and incidents for individual drivers, groups of drivers, managers and locations. An integral part of the Vigillo web-based Software as a Service (SaaS) platform, it enables managers to better prepare and respond to the many high-risk situations encountered when operating truck fleets. Potential benefits of adopting the web- based, easy-to-use system include addressing problems before they become emergencies, lowering costs through improved time management and increased employee productivity, reducing turnover, and improving insurance risk profiles.
About Vigillo LLC
Founded in 2007 with the vision to provide a comprehensive, state-of-the-art, web-based Risk Management system for firms who operate truck fleets, Vigillo delivers the industry’s first monitoring and tracking system customized to meet the business compliance needs of any size company. The Vigillo Team consists of regulatory, safety, HR, operations, management and technology experts and a senior management team with over 40 years combined experience in delivering enterprise software to solve a variety of corporate and educational management problems. For information, visit www.vigillo.com.
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