United States: 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 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.
“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.”