Schneider National first to utilize new analytics system to actively manage CSA scores

Portland, Oregon—August 16, 2011—Vigillo LLC, creators of data mining software products designed to aggregate, organize and deliver complex fleet safety information in an easy-to-read scorecard format, today announced the release of its new Inspection Management System (IMS). The web-based application represents an entirely new category of product designed to automatically track and manage all aspects of roadside inspections. Schneider National is the first carrier to utilize this innovative one-of-a-kind product.“The Vigillo Inspection Management System (IMS) is an expansion of already important services that Vigillo provides to Schneider National, Inc,” said Don Osterberg, senior vice president of safety, security and driver training at Schneider National. “It will enable efficiencies in our current Roadside Inspection process and provide more granular visibility to violations and data discrepancies that occur at Roadside Inspections, enabling us to correct issues in a more timely and effective manner. The robust analytics provided by IMS will allow us to focus on effecting driver behavioral change where needed and actively manage our CSA scores. In short, we are excited to use Vigillo’s IMS solution.”For the very first time, the Vigillo IMS allows carriers to enter or upload their master lists of drivers and vehicles and to enter or upload inspections and violations as drivers report them from the field. These master lists are then compared to inspection reports automatically captured daily from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).The Vigillo IMS identifies all mismatches coming from the FMCSA. Missing and erroneous data on inspections, violations, drivers and vehicles is highlighted and available for immediate correction in all Vigillo Scorecard Reports and for optional submission to FMCSA’s DataQ’s system. Any FMCSA inspection assigned to a carrier with incorrect DOT, VIN, Driver CDL, violations, dates and more will be instantly highlighted, recognizable, and actionable. In addition to identifying incorrect data coming from the FMCSA the IMS can also tag these problems for follow-up and reporting as internal workflow rules dictate.

Key benefits of the Vigillo IMS include:

  • Enhanced monitoring and tracking of inspections throughout all departments
  • Timely response to all inspection related issues
  • Ensures all inspections are certified and returned to the states in a timely manner
  • Status tracking of all inspections and violations
  • Reporting and analytics on missing inspections, inspections by state, and inspections by status give a 360 degree view of all inspection/violation activity

“As of today, motor carriers now have a state-of-the-art system that redefines inspection management,” said Steven G. Bryan, CEO of Vigillo. “Every year, motor carriers operating in the United States are subjected to hundreds of thousands of roadside inspections that contain millions of violations attributed to almost five million drivers. High turnover, poor data quality, and CSA just add to the management challenge. The Vigillo IMS is the solution.”

About Vigillo LLC
Founded in 2007 by a team of statisticians and nimble software engineers with a talent for deciphering complex information and delivering it in an at-a-glance scorecard format, Vigillo specializes in taking copious amounts of data and turning it into factually reliable and usable information. Leading the industry in trend-setting concepts for fleet safety and business compliance issues for the U.S. commercial transportation industry, Vigillo’s Suite of CSA Scorecards is the most widely used CSA reporting system in the industry today. Operating on the philosophy of “if you can measure it, you can manage it,” Vigillo presents data in such a way that companies can quickly and clearly understand and address their most critical safety and compliance issues. For more information on Portland, Oregon-based Vigillo, visit www.vigillo.com.

About Schneider National, Inc.
Schneider National, Inc., headquartered in Green Bay, Wis. is a premier provider of truckload, logistics and intermodal services. Serving more than two-thirds of the FORTUNE 500® companies, Schneider National offers the broadest portfolio of services in the industry. The company’s transportation and logistics solutions include Van Truckload, Dedicated, Regional, Bulk, Intermodal, Transportation Management, Supply Chain Management, Warehousing and International Logistics services. A $2.9 billion company, Schneider National conducts business in more than 28 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.schneider.com.

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