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SmartDrive Congratulates Honorees of the SmartDrive “Top Performer Award”

Final Selection Considered from Thousands of Top Performers in Overall Driver Performance

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SmartDrive Systems, a leader in driving performance solutions that reduce collisions and improve fuel efficiency, today announced the honorees of the SmartDrive Systems Top Performer Award at the annual American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibit in Las Vegas. SmartDrive Top Performers were chosen from the drivers whose companies are part of the SmartDrive SafetyTM program.

Over the last year, SmartDrive evaluated the driving performance of tens of thousands of drivers over millions of driving miles and events, scoring more than 70 different driving observations. Top drivers were selected based on evaluations of their safe driving skills over the total miles driven by them this year. SmartDrive has dramatically grown its install base within national trucking fleets and these drivers represent the top 1% among the safest drivers as measured by SmartDrive’s driving performance program.

“In today’s world, fleets increasingly rely on data and analytics to improve performance and ensure the safety of their drivers,” noted Steve Mitgang, CEO, SmartDrive Systems. “SmartDrive’s industry-leading, driving performance solutions are helping drivers across the country perform at their best, improving lives and assuring drivers get home safely. We congratulate these Top Performers for their continued dedication and commitment to driving excellence.”

“I am really excited to be a SmartDrive Top Performer,” said Bozzuto’s driver Robert Hand, on receiving his award. “It’s hard to know if you are doing a good job as a driver and SmartDrive’s program lets you know how you’re improving. I’d like to thank SmartDrive for recognizing and supporting the important job that all professional drivers do.”

Honorees include:

Bozzuto’s Driver: Robert Hand

Robert Hand has been a professional driver for nearly 35 years. In his long professional career, he has driven Macks, Internationals, Fords, Sterlings and, currently, a Freightliner -- logging nearly two million miles along the way. Robert joined the Bozzuto’s team in 2006, and last year drove over 60,000 miles.

Verst Group Driver: Doug Perrin

For the last 30 years, Doug Perrin has been a devoted and decorated professional driver. With 28 consecutive years of receiving safe driving awards, Doug has exemplified the meaning of being a “hero” on the road. Doug has spent the last 20 years of his professional career at Verst Group and been recognized as top driver at Verst safety conferences.

To schedule a one-on-one meeting at the ATA annual Management Conference & Exhibit, email our SmartDrive Trucking team at or visit us at booth #1043 to learn how SmartDrive Safety and Fuel solutions continue to protect drivers and bring material fuel savings to trucking fleets.

About SmartDrive Systems

SmartDrive Systems gives fleets and drivers unprecedented driving performance insight and analysis, helping save fuel, expenses and lives. Its video analysis, predictive analytics and personalized performance program help fleets improve driving skills, lower operating costs and deliver significant ROI. With an easy-to-use managed service, fleets and drivers can access and self-manage driving performance anytime, anywhere. The company has compiled the world's largest storehouse of more than 50 million recorded risky-driving events. SmartDrive Systems is based in San Diego, CA, and employs over 375 people worldwide.

About Bozzuto’s Inc.

Established in 1945, Bozzuto’s Inc. is a family-owned, leading total service wholesale distributor of food and household products to independent retailers in eleven states from Maine to Maryland. Based in Cheshire, Connecticut, the company is headed by Chairman, President and CEO, Michael A. Bozzuto. The company is a longtime active supporter of Special Olympics and has won many professional awards, including five IGA International President’s Cup Awards—the highest honor an international IGA organization can receive.

About Verst Group

Verst Group Logistics is passionate about making our customers first with their customers by streamlining the logistics of moving products to market. As a third-party logistics (3PL) company that's synonymous with streamlining, we consistently get products to market faster, more efficiently and more cost-effectively than national, regional and in-house supply chain management (SCM) providers. Our true turnkey services shorten dock-to-stock time, reduce waste, and improve the bottom line for market leaders along America’s manufacturing corridor. Strategically headquartered in Northern Kentucky/ Cincinnati, our family-owned SCM firm provides fully integrated warehousing, logistics, transportation and packaging services to a wide range of consumer goods and manufacturing companies. We operate numerous “clean and lean” 3PL facilities in several states. Our team is committed to delivering the triple advantage of ease, efficiency and speed-to-market.

SmartDrive Media Relations
Jim White, (619) 955-6430

Source: SmartDrive