May 17, 2010SAN DIEGO and ALPHARETTA, Ga
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Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading provider of integrated wireless systems and services to transportation, logistics and service fleet companies, and FleetRisk Advisors, Inc. today announced the CSA 2010 Safety Performance Service powered by FleetRisk Advisors’ The Driving Center™. Incorporating information from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) CSA 2010 Safety Measurement System database as well as vehicle-specific safety performance information from a variety of Qualcomm services, this new service, which is expected to be commercially available this fall, will offer fleets:
• Comprehensive views of a fleet’s compliance with CSA 2010 regulations (according to FMCSA records)
• Predictive tools to identify potential problem areas in future inspections, and
• Proactive training/driver coaching modules to address identified issues
“CSA 2010 Safety Performance Service gives fleets a new way to proactively manage compliance with these critical and complex regulations,” said Norm Ellis, vice president of sales, services and marketing for Qualcomm Enterprise Services. “Qualcomm is leveraging our more than 20 years of expertise and experience with thousands of customers to bring something uniquely comprehensive and valuable to the market.”
The CSA 2010 Safety Performance Service will provide customers with a variety of compliance reporting options and the ability to provide proactive driver coaching scripts to driver or safety managers for use in contacting drivers directly to remediate noncompliant behavior. In addition, the service can rate performance data from Qualcomm’s Hours of Service, Critical Event Reporting and Performance Monitoring services with FMCSA formulas to give driver managers a predictive view of where their drivers may encounter problems in the future.
The service can also help fleet managers review each driver’s performance data in the context of their individual duty assignments, with optional views that enable fleet managers to normalize incident data according to miles traveled and trips completed. Additionally, fleet managers can view data by the FMCSA-mandated method of comparing incidents across peer groups of fleets with similar numbers of power units and by a time-based weighted system.
“Scorecards look at what has already happened, and in the new CSA 2010 environment that is too late,” said Sam Wilkes, CEO of FleetRisk Advisors. “Qualcomm’s unique CSA 2010 Safety Performance Service aggregates data from multiple sources, not just the FMCSA, and turns raw data into focused and effective action plans. The base strategy is to eliminate incidents, violations and bad inspections before they show up on a fleet’s CSA 2010 record.”
Qualcomm and FleetRisk Advisors have collaborated for more than three years on driver-management solutions such as Qualcomm’s Predictive Performance Service, which uses data aggregation, pattern recognition technology and specific knowledge to help carriers identify potential limitations, such as risks pointing to future safety or service failure, on their business performance. Predictive Performance Service is built on the transportation industry’s most sophisticated and reliable predictive modeling platform, and is brought to customers in partnership with FleetRisk Advisors’ Transportation Risk Analytics Center (TRAC™).
Since 1988, Qualcomm Enterprise Services has provided integrated wireless systems and services to transportation and logistics companies around the world. With more than 1.3 million mobile units shipped to businesses in 39 countries on four continents, Qualcomm Enterprise Services delivers the business insight these companies need in order to operate at peak performance and provide superior customer service. Backed by a global, 24x7, world-class technology infrastructure, Qualcomm Enterprise Services is positioned to meet and exceed the increasingly complex and business-critical needs of its more than 2,500 clients with superior customer care and professional services. For more information, please visit us at: www.qualcomm.com/qes.
About FleetRisk Advisors, Inc.
FleetRisk Advisors provides a suite of risk and safety management services to the Transportation and Logistics market. FleetRisk products and services are built around a core platform which provides the infrastructure and functionality required to build and sustain "best-in-class" risk and safety programs. The platform is supported by consulting services based on years of experience and deep domain expertise. The value proposition for our client is significant reductions in loss costs and significant improvements in the productivity of both personnel and assets.
About Qualcomm Incorporated
Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM) is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on CDMA and other advanced technologies. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm is included in the S&P 100 Index, the S&P 500 Index and is a 2010 FORTUNE 500® company. For more information, please visit Qualcomm around the Web: