Announcing the Azuga Q2 Elite Fleet and Safety Star Award Winners

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Today, we are pleased to announce the winners of the Azuga Fleet Driving Awards for the second quarter of 2020.

We launched Azuga quarterly awards program in 2015 to motivate and incentivize both fleet managers and fleet drivers to make safe driving a key part of their operations and culture through the use of Azuga’s fleet tracking and driver safety scoring solution. The quarterly program has proven to help fleet managers increase overall return-on-investment and ultimately increase safety in the communities where they live and work.

Leveraging data from Auzga’s scoring system, our data science team analyzed over 100,000 drivers covering over 500 million miles this quarter. Fleets and drivers were ranked using a weighted average of several individual components, including speeding, hard braking, harsh acceleration, and number of trips made in a given day, and miles traveled per hour.

Azuga is proud to announce the following fleets and drivers for the second quarter of 2020 as recipients of the Azuga Safety Star and Azuga Elite Fleet awards respectively.

The winning fleets and fleet managers are:

  • Premier Solar Solutions, Darrick Cody
  • Bath Fitter, Kristin Glavin
  • Smith & Solomon, Chris Barbayanni
  • Sentry Electrical Group, Inc., Paul Bates
  • Balcan Plastics Ltd, David Potts
  • URS - Alabama, Jeff Bennett
  • Joy Engineering, Andy Joy
  • Merschman Seeds, Turk, Regennitter
  • Kansas DCF, Joshua Roemerman
  • American Pest, Tammy Crotsley

And the fleet driver award winners are:

  • Dean Jurisch, Lynn Dairy Inc.
  • Jesse Rodriguez, GCI inc.
  • Geno Brown, Tampa Culligan
  • Marc Luna, Area Wide Protective
  • Stephen Atherton, Neumiller Farms Trucking, Inc.
  • Derick Demery, Olameter
  • Ryan Love, Municipal District Services LLC
  • Lynette Thompson, Piedmont EMC
  • Pat Sornsin, Steiner Electric

“Congratulations to the top fleet drivers for prioritizing road safety and customer service – two bedrock Azuga principles,” said Ananth Rani, CEO of Azuga. “The data tells us that fleet drivers are busier than ever delivering the products and services upon which we depend. Especially in these difficult times, it’s comforting to know that the fleet driver community cares as much about safety, productivity, and hard work as we do.”

#1 Safety Star Driver: Dean Jurisch, Lynn Dairy Inc.

Dean Jurisch with Lynn Dairy Inc. is the #1 Azuga Safety Star this quarter based on his nearly perfect safety score, productivity, and hard work. Dean’s scores for speeding, hard braking, and sudden acceleration, were over 99, plus he only had two days with an unsafe driving event. Dean was also highly productive during the quarter. He drove 91 days in the quarter, took 1,318 trips, and traveled a total of 23,473 miles. Lastly, Dean worked very hard during the quarter. On 90 days, here drove more than 6 hours, traveled more than 250 miles on 40 days, and took more than 7 trips every day.

Lynn Dairy is a third, going on fourth-generation family-owned and operated cheese manufacturing plant. It is evident that the company has a culture centered on safety as several of their drivers appear in the Azuga Safety Star top 25 list. The company understands that its drivers are a key ingredient to their success, and has invested in their drivers and technology to make a quantifiable, positive impact operational efficiency and safety for their drivers and the communities they serve.

Safest Fleet: Premier Solar Solutions

Premier Solar Solutions, is a solar energy contractor that offers commercial & residential electrical and solar services in the southwestern region of the United States. The company has a total of 61 vehicles in its fleet, managed by Darrick Cody their fleet manager.

For a fleet, we all know that it's drivers are its assets and similarly, the overall risk of the fleet is the summation of the risks of its drivers. Thus, the overall fleet index is derived from using Acceleration Score, Braking Score, and Speeding Scores computed at a fleet level. Alongside this, the percentage of poor drivers is another key input in determining the overall fleet risk.

In the second quarter of 2020, the Premier team traveled nearly 2000 miles over 55 trips and 32 hours of drive time. During these trips, the fleet and its drivers had zero hard braking, hard acceleration, or speeding events, which speaks volumes to the team’s commitment to safety. Additionally, none of its drivers ranked in the ‘Risky’ category during this timeframe.

The team at Premier Solar Solutions achieved these incredible results by fostering a safety culture rooted in transparency and trust with its drivers, and accountability at all levels.