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AWP Raises the Bar with GPS

Safety, November 30, 2018

TAKING SAFETY TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH GPS

AWP is committed to safety – both in the work zone and in the driver’s seat. Recognizing the potential hazards of distracted driving and unsafe driving habits, AWP initiated the GPS Driver Safety program to bring visibility to driving behaviors and driver accountability to achieve a higher level of safety.

THE GPS INITIATIVE

This GPS initiative, used by all our drivers, measures leading indicators to identify potentially bad driving habits. These indicators include: hard breaking, excessive acceleration, change in speed of 8-10 mph in 1 second or less, and speeding violations. The GPS records all unsafe actions and translates into a safety score. Safety scores for every driver are logged in daily and monthly reports.

A HIGHER STANDARD

AWP adopted the safety score model from insurance companies who use safe driver scores to determine insurance premiums. However, AWP has increased the safety score standard to ensure our customers and the motoring public are protected. Insurance companies determine that safe drivers obtain a safety score no less than 70 or 75, whereas AWP exceeds the norm by setting a benchmark score of 90. Upon receiving our frequent reports, we implement corrective action plans for our drivers who receive a safety score of 80 or below (still considered a safe driver).

Focus on driver safety and raising the bar of industry standards is one of the many ways that AWP ensures more protection for our customers.

Obtain a whole new level of safety in your work zone, and contact us today!