WEL gets smart with fleet safety

Wisconsin-based refrigerated fleet adopts E-SMART’s active speed management technology.

Wisconsin-based WEL Companies recently partnered with E-SMART to deploy the provider’s advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) and Intelligent Speed Adaption (ISA) technologies in WEL’s fleet of more than 450 trucks.

E-SMART’s active, real-time speed control helps decrease speeding events by more than 90%, according to E-SMART.

WEL’s refrigerated fleet is scheduled to be fully deployed by August, the companies said.

“The implementation of E-SMART has made an immediate, measurable, impact on our fleet,” said Gerry Pitt, IT director at WEL Companies. “It has resulted in fewer speed violations and already aided in low bridge avoidance.”

E-SMART uses advanced positioning technology to determine vehicle location to actively manage its maximum allowed speed. E-SMART also leverages this technology for low-bridge collision avoidance, active geofencing, and remote vehicle immobilization. Fleets currently using the E-SMART technology report a significant decrease in speed-related accidents, infringements, and a significantly improved CSA scores, E-SMART said.

“We are proud to partner with WEL Companies,” said Mathieu Boivin, CEO at E-SMART. “The management is a remarkably involved and passionate. WEL’s focus on safety through emerging technology makes this partnership a perfect fit. The E-SMART solution will help them accomplish their goals of zero accidents.”