Single score indicates drivers’ overall level of safety performance under CSA

PORTLAND, Ore.—September 5, 2012—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 the Daylight Driver Index (TM )(DDI), a driver scoring system that describes an individual driver’s FMCSA record using CSA data. This new Vigillo product assigns a single number (0-100) based on information collected on commercial vehicle drivers during on-road safety inspections and state-reported CMV crash records.

“DDI is a fair, easily explained and entirely objective process of scoring and ranking drivers under CSA,” explained Steven Bryan, Founder & CEO of Vigillo LLC. “It’s similar to how a credit score is a single number that describes a person’s creditworthiness.”

Because drivers’ scores in the Driver Safety Measurement System (DSMS) are not publicly available, motor carriers have struggled with how to assess driver performance. With almost three quarters of a million drivers in its aggregate customer database, Vigillo is uniquely qualified to offer a solution to this problem.

“Because carrier CSA scores are essentially the rolled up aggregation of individual drivers’ roadside performance,” continued Bryan, “having a single number to easily and quickly view will be of great assistance to carriers that want to improve and maintain long-term positive CSA scores.”

“The American Trucking Associations have endorsed Vigillo as a CSA Solution for over two years and is pleased to extend that endorsement to the new Daylight Driver Index as well,” stated Dave Osiecki, senior vice president of policy and regulatory affairs for the ATA. “Since Vigillo leverages the same data that drives the Driver Safety Measurement System scores, which FMCSA steadfastly refuses to make publicly available, we believe Vigillo’s DDI presents a needed alternative for obtaining an easy to understand driver safety performance metric.

“We have reviewed Vigillo’s propriety methodology for creating DDI scores and believe it will help carriers monitor driver performance and effectively identify those drivers that motor carriers should prioritize for review.”

The Daylight Driver IndexTM offers several benefits to carriers and drivers:

  • Based on published FMCSA Methodologies
  • Identifies drivers for priority review based on similar factors as carriers ranked for review and roadside inspection priority (ISS)
  • Uses appropriately normalized data for comparison of individual drivers
  • Elevates Red Flag Violations as a high visibility item
  • Highlights drivers with Shadow ViolationsTM where a driver has insufficient data in a BASIC but has violations
  • Scores drivers on an consistent, easy-to-understand 0-100 scale (or NO DATA) that works across carriers for all drivers
  • Included at no additional cost in the CSA Scorecard Subscription

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.

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