May 2015

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COMMERCIAL CARRIER JOURNAL | MAY 2015 43 technology S wift Transportation (CCJ Top 250, No. 3) will be outfitting its more than 6,000 company-owned trucks with Lytx DriveCam systems, which include forward-facing and driver-facing cam- eras that record and upload video clips before and after safety-critical events such as hard braking and swerving. The announcement came via an internal video message featuring Richard Stocking, Swift president and chief executive officer, which was pushed out to drivers to notify them of the change and tell them the cameras will be used as "an in-cab coach." "This tool helps correct any at-risk driving behaviors you might not be aware of," Stocking says in the video message. "Many of these bad habits are done unconsciously, and having video will help identify and improve them." The cameras will not be used to watch or monitor drivers in real time, Stocking says, and only will upload recordings of safety-critical events and the 10 seconds before and after. Stocking also says the cameras can help drivers avoid blame for crashes that are not their fault. Implementation will begin this month, Stocking says, starting with the Phoenix-based company's dedicated dry, central dedicated and refrigerated dedi- cated segments. Full implementation will be done toward the end of next year. – James Jaillet Swift to install Lytx cameras in all trucks Swift Transportation will be outfitting its more than 6,000 company-owned trucks with Lytx DriveCam systems.

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