REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- GreenRoad, the world's leader in driver safety and fuel efficiency, congratulates Dupre Logistics for winning the National 2010 ATA President's Trophy. Dupre Logistics is one of the three winners of the ATA President's Trophy, the highest safety award given to motor carriers in the United States. The award is judged by top motor carrier safety professionals as well as commercial vehicle enforcement personnel, evaluating each fleet on its safety record, programs and community outreach activities.
"The ATA's President Trophy is a truly remarkable accomplishment for Dupre Logistics and we commend them," said Dan Steere, CEO of GreenRoad. "Dupre has always been at the forefront of driving safety and employing innovative solutions to help their drivers be the safest on the road."
Dupre employed GreenRoad in its fleet eight months ago and has already reduced the occurrence of unsafe and inefficient driving maneuvers by more than two-thirds. In addition, Dupre has achieved the best Safety Score of any GreenRoad customer in their industry. A Safety Score is GreenRoad's sophisticated system of calculating safety level based on the number of unsafe and inefficient maneuvers per 10 hours. GreenRoad analyzes up to 120 maneuver types in five categories: speed handling, cornering, land handling, braking, and acceleration.
"GreenRoad has enabled our drivers to better manage their own safety, avoid risk and become more fuel-efficient drivers," said Dupre Logistics President and Chief Operating Officer Tom Voelkel.
Because driving decisions are responsible for 90% of all accidents, the only way to truly reduce risk is by focusing on the driver, not the vehicle. The GreenRoad 360™ service begins by earning the trust and confidence of the driver by providing the most accurate real-time feedback on risk. To create permanent performance improvement, GreenRoad engages drivers at every step of the process. Web analytics and coaching are used to give the driver a deeper understanding of risk and the tools to mitigate it. In addition, incentive programs are used to inspire drivers and enhance morale and company performance.
As a result, GreenRoad 360 positively impacts both conscious and unconscious driving behaviors -- the key to creating safer and more fuel-efficient drivers.
A typical GreenRoad customer sees dramatic and permanent reduction in accidents that often reaches 50% or more. In addition, GreenRoad delivers immediate savings in fuel-consumption, often up to 10%.
About the Award
The ATA President's Trophy is presented annually to only three motor carriers each year, one in each of three categories: Under 25 Million Miles, 25-100 Million Miles, and Over 100 Million Miles. The award is judged by top motor carrier safety professionals as well as commercial vehicle enforcement personnel. The ATA President's Trophy was formally presented at the ATA Safety Management Council's Safety & Human Resources National Conference & Exhibition in Rogers, Arkansas.
The American Trucking Association is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of other trucking groups, industry-related conferences, and its 50 affiliated state trucking associations, ATA represents more than 37,000 members covering every type of motor carrier in the United States. For more information, visit www.truckline.com.
Dupre Logistics, LLC is a team of professionals who design and deliver safe, diversified logistics solutions and services for quality-focused clients committed to increasing their competitive advantage. Dupre has more than 1,000 team members and is headquartered in Lafayette, La. For more information, visit www.duprelogistics.com.
GreenRoad delivers the future of driving: smarter, safer and more fuel efficient. We offer the industry's most sophisticated, customizable technology solutions and services to maximize driving safety and efficiency, generating immediate cost savings. GreenRoad 360™ provides real-time feedback integrated with comprehensive online visibility. We engage drivers on an ongoing basis to deliver lasting improvement to driver and fleet performance. The company is headquartered in Redwood City, California, with offices throughout the US and UK, and Israel. Investors include Benchmark Capital, Virgin Green Fund, Amadeus, Balderton Capital, DAG Ventures and Generation Investment Management LLP. For more information, visit www.greenroad.com.