CarriersEdge, a provider of online driver training for the trucking industry, and Netradyne, a leader in artificial intelligence (AI) and edge computing focusing on driver and fleet safety solutions, recently announced a new collaboration.
Netradyne’s Driver•i is now integrated with the CarriersEdge online training automation system, which allows Netradyne customers to automatically assign, and track required CarriersEdge safety and compliance training courses based on events and behaviours captured by the Driver•i device.
Netradyne’s Driver•i is an innovative vision-based fleet safety camera platform built to reinforce good driving behaviour. CarriersEdge offers access to nearly 200 interactive online driver training modules through its monthly subscription package and provides innovative management and reporting functions through its platform. Training courses are offered as full-length orientation, shorter refresher, and remedial titles, and as standalone knowledge tests.
“We’re thrilled to combine our industry-leading AI-powered safety technology with CarriersEdge’s latest online driver training features,” said Adam Kahn, Chief Business Development Officer, at Netradyne. “This integration is a next-level solution for fleets that take safety seriously. By automatically assigning custom-tailored driver training programs it simplifies the driver coaching process and ensures drivers are getting feedback reflective of their behaviour, ultimately making our roadways safer.”
This integration will allow fleets to better simplify training practices and improve driving behaviour. Using a simple drop-down menu, administrators can create as many rules as needed, specify the type of driving behaviour, and set trigger thresholds and periods. The integrated solution allows for cascading levels of training intervention based on the number and frequency of driver events. Rules are fleet configurable and can be changed at any time. In addition, the CarriersEdge platform documents training and coaching, which reflects the carrier’s efforts and dedication to consistently improving safety, providing proof in the case of litigation.
According to Jane Jazrawy, CEO of CarriersEdge, assignments can be a combination of content including classroom, online courses, surveys, and even policy documents, allowing for flexible learning and progressive interventions that match behaviour severity and frequency. Once drivers complete the assignments, details are mailed directly to administrators and managers, providing updates on training scores, and completion status.
“Dashcam technology is rapidly evolving thanks to advancements in machine learning, edge computing, and AI. As a result, fleets have more information available at their fingertips to evaluate driving behaviour in real-time,” said Jazrawy. “Correcting unsafe driving practices is a multi-step process that starts with identifying problems drivers are having and implementing solutions to help prevent the issues from reoccurring. This integration is a feature carriers can use to better streamline their remedial training practices and improve driving behaviour. In addition, having solid evidence of driver training is increasingly more important in today’s highly litigious environment.”
Ryan Johnson, Director of Safety, who oversees Halvor Lines’ safety programs expects this integration to be a useful new feature for the company. “At Halvor Lines, protecting our drivers is paramount,” said Johnson. “By combining Netradyne’s Driver•i data and CarriersEdge library of safety and compliance courses, this integration will streamline safety coaching by automating training assignments based on the driver’s dash camera events. It will also document these training efforts showing we’re doing what we can to improve driving behaviours and reinforce safe driving practices.”
Netradyne is the latest fleet safety solutions provider to add the CarriersEdge dashcam event integration to its platform. Three other industry-leading providers recently deployed this integration, with more expected to be added in the coming months.