Within weeks of implementing the SmartDrive system, Cypress Truck Lines saw its SmartDrive safety scores improve by 57 percent with reductions in speeding and distracted driving by 58 percent and 48 percent respectively.

As the safety and risk manager of Cypress Truck Lines, Matt Penland has a way to assess more than 80 types of driving skills, instantly.

It all started five years ago when the Jacksonville, Fla.-based company began looking at video-based safety systems.

“I was leery of them at first,” he says. “I didn’t want to have cameras in our trucks.”

The company postponed that decision and tried

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