Azuga Recognizes Top Drivers & Fleet Managers with Safe Driving Awards for Q3 2017

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Award recipients have reduced aggressive driving behaviors like speeding and hard braking by up to 85 percent

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These quarterly awards help our customers and others in the industry understand the important role that fleet tracking can play in addressing important areas of safety, risk management and overall performance.

Azuga, the leading global provider of connected vehicle and fleet technologies, announced the Q3 2017 recipients of the Azuga Fleet Safe Driving Awards. The awards program, which was launched in 2015, is designed to motivate and incentivize both fleet managers and fleet drivers who make safe driving a key part of their operations and culture through the use of Azuga’s fleet tracking and driver safety scoring solution. Recognized drivers and fleet managers have truly embraced Azuga’s rewards-driven approach to telematics, and in doing so have reduced aggressive driving behaviors such as speeding and hard braking by up to 85 percent. Award recipients were identified from a pool of more than 5,000 fleets, and will receive cash, certificates and recognition in industry press and social media.

“These quarterly awards help our customers and others in the industry understand the important role that fleet tracking can play in addressing important areas of safety, risk management and overall performance,” said Ananth Rani, co-founder and CEO of Azuga. “We are seeing dramatic improvements in aggressive driving metrics with as much as 85 percent reduction in speeding and hard braking.”

Azuga is proud to announce the following top drivers and fleet managers from the third quarter of 2017:


●        Marquis Bolden, Mothers Tank Line
●        William Duvall, AWP Inc.
●        Jason Murry, Corix Utilities
●        Adam Dennis, Satellites Unlimited
●        Steve Seely, Inter-Community Telephone Company
●        Joe Johnson, J W Koehler Electric
●        Donell Newkirk, Cranesville Block Company Inc.
●        Scott Driscoll, Johnstone Supply
●        Jimmy Blackston, Geokinetics
●        Jason Casselman, Clark Pest Control

Fleet Managers:

●        Angel Lopez, Unique Freight Transport
●        Steven Lee, Tindol Construction
●        Mark Johnson, Inter-Community Telephone Company
●        Jon Sims, Satellites Unlimited
●        Denny Walker, Ko Olina Transportation
●        Patrick Garland, LT Environmental Inc.
●        Rod Gartner, Diamond Engineering Company
●        Eric Sietsema, Sietsema Farms
●        Adam Frazee, Liberty Utilities
●        Brian Fickel, Galaxy 1 Marketing Inc.

The Azuga Fleet Safe Driving Award program winners are determined by analyzing all drivers’ safety events (speeding, hard braking, rapid acceleration, idling) using a proprietary algorithm developed by Azuga’s data science team. Each individual safety component factors in the magnitude, duration, frequency, actual accident and claims data, and spatio-temporal index to determine the conditions under which the events occurred.

Driver scores are visible to fleet managers and workers alike, and are an important tool for recognizing good driving behaviors and identifying areas where coaching is needed.

To learn more about how Azuga’s fleet customers incorporate safe driving into operations and culture, click here. Fleet managers who would like tips on how to run a safer, more efficient fleet should follow Azuga’s blog here.

About Azuga
Azuga is a leading global connected vehicle platform, helping our customers turn data from vehicles and their use into intelligence that improves operations and safety while reducing cost and risk. Azuga provides reliable end-to-end solutions for commercial fleets, government agencies, insurance companies and automotive industry suppliers, through leading hardware technology, the Azuga One platform, award-winning fleet applications and data analytics.

Our award-winning Azuga Fleet solution is used by thousands of businesses—from the small fleet of a few vehicles up to several thousand—and is lauded by our customers for its ease-of-use, robust features and affordable pricing. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter @Azuga_GPS.

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