Dot Transportation Truck

Dot turns to Idelic’s Safety Suite

Nov. 24, 2020
Food industry distributor using single platform to turn data into action, unlock safety, operational efficiency across entire fleet

Dot Transportation, an affiliate of Dot Foods, North America’s largest food industry redistributor—with 6,400 employees and 12 distribution centers across the country—is investing in the next generation of safety technology to cement its status as an innovative fleet that contributes to the success of its business partners.

The company recently bolstered its initiative to improve safety and reduce risk by deploying the Idelic Safety Suite across its entire fleet of more than 1,700 drivers. With Safety Suite, a leading driver management platform, Dot Transportation will consolidate data under a single platform, overhauling risk management, improving training processes, and using artificial intelligence to prevent crashes before they occur.

“We chose to invest in Safety Suite because we believe it can help us elevate our safety and service to a new level,” said Tim Eckhardt, Dot Transportation’s safety director. “Our customers have already come to expect the highest standard of safety and reliability, and Idelic puts us in a position to exceed our industry-leading record.”

Dot was looking for a solution that would consolidate driver data under a single platform, giving it a centralized view of drivers’ safety, compliance and behavioral information. The ideal solution would also turn driver data into actionable intelligence, providing the company with valuable insights such as which drivers are most at risk of a crash.

For Dot Transportation, Safety Suite was the only solution that met all the criteria company leaders were searching for. Safety Suite integrates fleet technology systems, consolidating all driver data into a single platform to construct a comprehensive profile for each driver. Safety Suite also uses machine learning models to analyze all fleet data, identify which drivers are most at risk of a crash, inform managers why they’re at-risk, and help prescribe corrective action to improve behavior and prevent crashes from happening in the first place.

Additionally, Dot needed a safety solution that could replace its internal risk management tool. For many fleets, Safety Suite serves as both a driver and a risk management platform. Safety Suite enables effective accident and claims management by creating a single integrated solution to manage all crash-related details, documentation, and videos, that enables fleet professionals to instantly pull incident records when needed. It also facilitates the claims process to improve the first notice of loss, dramatically reduce the total claims cycle, and lower overall claims costs.

Dot wanted to better facilitate training and professional development plan monitoring with data. Safety Suite’s Professional Development Module helps managers assign targeted training to at-risk drivers and track performance improvement from start to finish.

“Dot Transportation provides an incredibly valuable service and does so with the highest regard to overall fleet safety,” said Hayden Cardiff, founder and co-CEO of Idelic. “As a company, we want to work with proactive fleets that align with our core values, and Dot Transportation is a perfect fit.”

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