Data and analytics firm Idelic, which focuses on crash prevention, recently announced its new performance dashboard along with upgraded fleet insight tools.
The Fleet Performance Dashboard is launched with improved reporting capabilities for companies to focus on data-driven safety boosts while they gain more insight into their fleets’ overall performance. The Idelic Safety Suite, which the company calls “the trucking industry’s most comprehensive driver management platform,” allows fleets to obtain targeted training suggestions and actionable safety insights from their disparate data.
“Transportation is an incredibly competitive industry, and it’s only gotten more difficult for fleets to stay in the market–let alone compete–with the rise of nuclear verdicts and insurance costs,” said Hayden Cardiff, founder of Idelic.
The dashboard will now allow managers to see comprehensive snapshots of driver performance, with data showing information regarding recent incidents, professional development plans and progress, and upcoming expirations.
“We’ve built our Fleet Performance Dashboard and new reporting functionality to solve those problems, optimize workflows across departments, and standardize a maximum level of efficiency for our customer to drive real value and ROI,” Cardiff explained.
Normally, within a trucking company, managers use a variety of systems to collect comprehensive data on their driver’s safety behavior. They’ll often use different platforms to track training, speeding, hard braking, citations, and violations. Idelic aims to bring together all these aspects of safety data with predictive analytics to find out what a driver’s most at-risk behavior may be and address the problem before a preventable crash takes place.
“This new dashboard is our fleet performance dash, and what this does is take those key performance indicators, those reports..and [pull] it all together into a dashboard that fleets can begin using,” said Geena Barberio, Idelic’s senior marketing manager.
Managers and executives will also be able to use the Fleet Performance Dashboard for instant access into analytics regarding FMCSA roadside inspections and violations, as well as a driver’s training and history. Additionally, managers can see a driver’s Risk Score, a tool that, using artificial intelligence, generates a driver’s score of his or her risk of getting into a preventable crash.
To determine this score, Idelic integrates information of all fleet systems onto the platform, including information regarding background checks, training, drug/alcohol/medication tests, applicant tracking and recruiting, asset management, and sleep apnea. Then, Safety Suite uses machine learning to predict which drivers are most at-risk, explains the reasons why, and recommends how managers can improve training methods to address these specific concerns. With the Idelic Risk Score, all driver behaviors that have contributed to the score, as well as how much each individual behavior affects the overall score, are shown.
“If you only analyze MVR and CSA scores, you’re ignoring almost 80% of the relevant driver data available to you,” Idelic says on its website. According to the company, Safety Suite uncovers driver data patterns that have been unnoticed by analysts, and the AI and ML technologies used to create these safety scores are aligned with the future of trucking safety.
“With an AI platform, you can track everything, and discover metrics you didn’t realize were leading indicators,” Idelic says. Safety suite combines the use of artificial intelligence with machine learning techniques and neural networks for high-accuracy insights.
A large motivator of Idelic’s efforts with the dashboard is the desire to avoid nuclear verdicts, or “astronomical rulings” in court cases, as well as rising industry insurance costs.
“This has increased very recently and very drastically,” said Barberio of these kinds of verdicts. “We have come to learn that a big reason for nuclear verdicts is negligence,” although this negligence is typically unintentional and comes from overwhelming amounts of data.
“With the fleet performance dashboard, we’ve included notifications in a more visual location of compliance,” she continued.
Notifications will include upcoming inspections, expirations, and next steps in a driver training plan.
The Fleet Performance Dashboard has an overarching goal of boosting visibility in order to help fleets be more proactive rather than reactive with the data they receive. With this platform and the preventative measures suggested, fleets should be able to maximize safety performance and reduce liability with the data they collect.
“Idelic’s mission is to bring every driver home safe each night,” the company said. “By giving fleets the ability to turn their data into action with these new features, Idelic is better able to make good on this promise to their customers.”