Weatherford Continues Its Focus on Safety Utilizing waySmart® Technology
Focusing on Safety, Efficiency and Productivity, Weatherford Deploys waySmart Across Entire Fleet
SALT LAKE CITY - October 27, 2014 - inthinc Technology Solutions Inc., a global telematics solutions provider offering solutions focused on driver safety, efficiency, and compliance, today announced that Weatherford (NASDAQ: WFT), one of the largest global oil and gas services providers, has selected inthinc’s waySmart® solution to support the company’s fleet safety, efficiency and compliance initiatives. Weatherford has been utilizing the waySmart system since 2009 and will deploy approximately 7,000 additional units across its US-based division to monitor vehicle’s fuel usage, track hours-of-service (HOS), view GPS-based trip details, and help ensure its drivers’ safety via in-cab verbal alerts for speeding, seat belt use, and other aggressive driving behaviors.
“We have seen a significant improvement in our safety and compliance numbers over the past several years, thus prompting us to further expand our deployment to our entire fleet,” said Jack Wasson, US Fleet Safety Manager-Compliance, Weatherford. “With recent changes to FMCSA requirements, waySmart was the logical choice to provide the best-in-class Electronic Logging Device for DOT hours-of-service adherence.”
With waySmart, fleet managers have real-time insight into fleet activity, efficiency and performance through the inthinc.com management portal. Using integrated GPS tracking and telematics capabilities, fleet managers are able to see where each vehicle is located, where drivers stopped, the duration of their stop and how long it takes each driver to get from one location to another throughout the entire route. This allows managers to respond quickly to emergencies in a timely manner. The portal also shows any safety alerts during the route such as speeding, hard braking or other risky driving behavior.
“Weatherford has been an amazing partner in advocating safety and efficiency for its drivers and vehicles,” said Paul Shouse, VP of Sales, Oil & Gas, inthinc. “Weatherford’s commitment to driver safety benchmarks the importance they place on protecting their employees to get them home safely each and every day.”
inthinc is a global telematics solutions provider offering solutions focused on driver safety, efficiency and compliance. At the heart of this unique approach is the groundbreaking safe driving system, which mentors drivers to help them be better, safer and more efficient. Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, inthinc's global efforts have proven to dramatically improve driver behavior, reduce crashes, increase fleet productivity, improve fuel mileage and reduce emissions. For more information, please visit http://www.inthinc.com.
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