Stevens Success Story
CSA Dashboard Provides Near Real-Time Driver Scoring Which Leads to Proactive Safety, Training and Compliance
Stevens Transport is a 2,500-employee refrigerated carrier headquartered in Dallas with more than 2500 trucks and 3,000 trailers. Its customers include many Fortune 500 food-product makers. The company prides itself on taking a proactive, responsive approach to maintaining a safe, efficient fleet.
With new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations set to take effect in 2010 (CSA) and companies concerned that drivers would be disqualified by safety violations, Stevens Transport needed a way to better manage driver and fleet-safety data. Eager to get ahead of the curve, the company wanted to be able to determine in advance whether it was compliant with the new safety standards and determine which drivers and areas of its operations needed attention. Just as important for a company that prides itself on safety, Stevens Transport wanted a system that would support efforts to maintain compliance after the rules were implemented.
Immediate access to information about violations facilitates safety
Stevens Transport is focused on safety. Before CSA regulations were initiated, the company was already focused on driver training and safety. Each driver is required to complete an extensive training program before he starts driving for Stevens Transport and this training is continuous throughout his employment. With access to daily updates on driver violations, Stevens Transport has been able to identify the training needs of its individual drivers. Training can be tailored to the needs of the drivers and equipment concerns can be abated immediately.
New CSA regulations were about to be implemented and Stevens Transport wanted a solution that would help them monitor driver behavior in near real-time.
EBE's CSA dashboard extracts data from the FMCSA Compass Portal and provides daily visibility to company and driver BASIC scores in near real-time.
Stevens Transport is able to know, in advance, the CSA scores and ratings of each driver in its fleet and can proactively remedy any problems in advance