Louisville (PRWEB) March 26, 2014
In order to address inherent safety concerns and strict regulations regarding distracted driving in the fleet industry, Forward Thinking System announces its partnership with Cellcontrol at the 2014 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville. The new strategic partnership empowers fleet managers to help commercial vehicle drivers resist the temptation to use a mobile device behind the wheel. Cellcontrol, the world’s leading technology to stop distracted driving, disables multiple mobile devices as soon as a vehicle moves, and is used by small, mid-sized and Fortune 50 fleets.
The award-winning technology is offered as an extension of Forward Thinking System’s comprehensive fleet management solution that provides electronic Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator complaint log books, International Fuel Tax Agreement reporting, driver behavior analysis, dispatch, engine information and advanced tracking.
The technology provided by Cellcontrol works in tandem with Forward Thinking System’s integrated platform – enabling customers to effectively keep drivers from using their mobile phones to call, email, text or surf the Internet while a vehicle is in motion through a patented signaling system. Customers can choose from two Cellcontrol hardware product lines; legacy vehicle databus connected Trigger or DriveID - the new windshield mounted, cable-free, device that identifies the driver, leaving passengers free to talk, text, email or browse. Both solutions block unauthorized usage of company-issued or personal mobile devices including smartphones running on Android, iOS or Blackberry operating systems.
“Helping customers keep their drivers safe has always been an integral piece of our system,” said David Isler, Founding Partner of Forward Thinking Systems. “With the addition of Cellcontrol’s industry-leading distracted driving technology we now have a simple, cost-effective way to add another level of safety.”
“Distracted driving in the trucking industry is both costly and very dangerous causing 28 percent of all fleet related accidents,” said Kevin Coppolino, vice president of corporate development at Cellcontrol. “Forward Thinking System customers can now receive accurate and reliable enforcement of their safe driving policies, and keep themselves in compliance with the federal guidelines.”
For additional information on the Forward Thinking System Distracted Driving Solution powered by Cellcontrol, please visit the Forward Thinking Systems booth #63128 at the Mid America Trucking Show, Kentucky Exposition Center, tomorrow through Friday, March 29 or visit http://www.ft-sys.com/.
Established in 2009, Cellcontrol is the world’s leading technology to stop distracted driving for passenger and commercial vehicles. The company’s patented distracted driving prevention platform and flagship product, DriveProtect, eliminates talking, texting, and browsing on any mobile device while a vehicle is in motion. Cellcontrol’s mobile device policy enforcement technology has been recognized by the Consumer Reports, the Consumer Electronics Show and the National Traffic Safety Institute, and is used by families and Fortune 500 companies. For more information on the Baton Rouge, La.-based company, visit cellcontrol.com and follow @Cellcontrol.
About Forward Thinking Systems
New York-based Forward Thinking Systems was founded with a vision to create cutting edge, easy-to-use technology. The worldwide provider of asset tracking and fleet management software empowers fleet managers, safety directors and owners with the tools that they require to manage their assets. The Forward Thinking product suite includes GPS tracking, dispatch, log book compliance, as well as a host of sensors and analytical reporting that will satisfy even the most demanding of fleet managers’ needs. For more information visit http://www.ftsgps.com/.