Pittsburgh, PA – January 15, 2013 – Modern Transportation™, a leader in bulk transportation and logistics solutions, today announced that 23 of its fleet drivers have been selected as 2012 members of the GreenRoad Fleet Elite™ program, recognizing the best fleet drivers on the road. Fleet Elite status is awarded to GreenRoad drivers who maintain a GreenRoad Safety Score of 5 or less for the full 2012 calendar year. In 2012, less than 5% of the global GreenRoad driver base attained Fleet Elite status.
“We are extremely proud of our Fleet Elite drivers,” said Tammy Evans, Vice President of Operations, Modern Transportation. “By consistently applying the GreenRoad principles, these drivers have achieved Fleet Elite status and made the road a safer, greener place. With every mile, they have reduced CO2 emissions, avoided crashes, and even extended the life of the vehicle. On the behalf of everyone at Modern Transportation, we extend our thanks and congratulations to these excellent drivers.”
GreenRoad unique, technology-based driver performance management service provides drivers with real-time, in-vehicle feedback every trip, every mile. At the start of every trip, a driver starts out “Green.” If a risky maneuver occurs, such as hard braking or rapid acceleration, the GreenRoad display flashes a yellow or red light, depending on the severity of the event. These risky events are tabulated to create a GreenRoad Safety Score.
A GreenRoad Safety Score is a rolling average of the last ten driving hours. GreenRoad considers a Safety Score of 20 or below safe or “Green” driving. Scores between 21 and 50 are moderately risky. Any driver with a score over 50 is considered a risky driver.
Safety events are broken into five major categories: Braking, Acceleration, Corner Handling, Lane Handling and Speeding. Driver behavior is measured using a sophisticated combination of a sensitive accelerometer, GPS data and advanced algorithms.
For more than a quarter century, Modern Transportation has been a leading provider of bulk transportation and logistics solutions to mineral producers and the Fortune 500 manufacturers who use those materials. Modern’s ability to consistently provide innovative logistics approaches to trucking, material handling, inventory monitoring & management, and other mission-critical transportation services has led a number of our launch customers to remain with us since 1987.
Modern Transportation is the leading carrier of sand-based products in the United States and also handles key manufacturing and process materials such as soda ash, hydrochloric acid, lime-based products, roofing granules, cement and water. These loads support keystone industries including glass manufacturers (containers, plate glass and automotive), construction, energy generation, roofing, shale gas drilling, insulation and many others.
GreenRoad provides a single, comprehensive telematics solution to both change driver behavior and manage fleet performance and efficiency. Its solution engages drivers directly for meaningful, lasting behavior change. At the same time, fleet tracking, mapping and reporting help fleets optimize their daily and strategic operations. To GreenRoad customers this means increased safety and customer satisfaction and reduced operating costs for a clear competitive advantage.
Dr. Ursula Ron
Online Marketing Manager