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Utility Service Provider to Implement Trimble Driver Safety Solution

May 08, 2015 - Press Release

Atlantic Tower Services (ATS), a full-service equipment maintenance, repair and installation service company that specializes in telecommunications infrastructure and electrical power generation, is implementing the Trimble Driver Safety solution across its fleet of vehicles, Trimble has announced.

The selection of Trimble Driver Safety follows ATS's implementation of Trimble Fleet Management, a cloud-computing platform that offers visibility into day-to-day field service operations.

By adding Trimble Driver Safety to its fleet management capabilities, ATS will have complete back-office analysis of aggressive maneuvers such as jackrabbit starts, hard braking, harsh turns and speeding, enabling management to coach poor drivers who put the company at risk, according to the company. The Driver Safety in-vehicle hardware uses alerts to provide drivers with feedback about their driving behavior so they can make immediate changes to their driving style.

More than 2.3 million people were injured in motor vehicle accidents in 2013, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The economic consequences of these crashes to employers have been estimated at more than $60 billion. Over time, Driver Safety can enable organizations to reduce accidents and lower liability costs and operational expenses.

ATS had initially equipped its service vehicles with Trimble's Fleet Management solution. Fleet Management provides visibility into the progress of technicians, enabling field managers to make intelligent decisions on fleet performance and asset utilization based on real-time information.

Fleet Management also allows ATS to auto-generate reports that detail gas consumption and vehicle stops so managers can coach their drivers on unnecessary idling and reduce fuel usage. The Fleet Management capabilities have allowed ATS to protect its assets as well. When a vehicle was stolen, ATS used the in-vehicle Trimble GPS to locate and recover the vehicle within hours of the theft.

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