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Coshocton Trucking's Digital Transformation: Saving $650K+ in Insurance and Fuel Costs

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Technology Category
  • Functional Applications - Fleet Management Systems (FMS)
  • Networks & Connectivity - Gateways
Applicable Industries
  • Automotive
  • Transportation
Applicable Functions
  • Maintenance
  • Quality Assurance
Use Cases
  • Driver Performance Monitoring
  • Vehicle Telematics
About The Customer
Coshocton Trucking is a U.S.-based transportation service provider with over 30 years of experience. The company operates a fleet of over 100 heavy-duty vehicles and employs more than 60 drivers. Prior to their digital transformation, Coshocton's operations were largely manual, with more filing cabinets than people at the company. The company faced challenges with outdated technology, limited visibility into operations, and a reactive approach to driver safety. These issues led to increased costs, inefficiencies, and a lack of competitiveness. However, with the adoption of Samsara's solutions, Coshocton has transformed their operations, becoming a data-driven company that prioritizes safety, efficiency, and growth.
The Challenge
Coshocton Trucking, a transportation service provider in the U.S. for over 30 years, was grappling with outdated operational technology and manual processes. The company's operations were hampered by a lack of visibility into key areas such as fuel usage and driver safety, which led to increased costs and inefficiencies. The introduction of Hours of Service (HOS) regulations by the FMCSA further complicated matters, as Coshocton's paper-based processes were ill-equipped to handle the assignment and monitoring of driver hours. Rising fuel costs and growing operations exacerbated the problem, with the company unable to reduce idling and minimize costs due to limited visibility into fuel consumption. Additionally, a reactive approach to driver safety led to risky driving behaviors and thousands of dollars in insurance claims. To support their growing business, Coshocton needed to modernize their technology stack to improve safety, efficiency, and competitiveness.
The Solution
Coshocton Trucking partnered with Samsara to modernize their operations across their fleet of over 100 heavy-duty vehicles. The transition from manual to fully digital processes provided Coshocton with a consolidated platform that offered full visibility across their operations. The company implemented Samsara AI Dash Cams across their fleet, enabling them to build a comprehensive video-based safety program to proactively coach drivers and reduce incidents. Samsara Vehicle Gateways provided real-time data on fuel usage and HOS compliance, allowing Coshocton to uncover granular insights into drivers’ fuel consumption and idling. This data justified an investment of $120,000 in auxiliary power units (APUs) across their fleet, reducing idling and improving fuel efficiency. By leveraging Samsara Fuel and Energy Reporting, Coshocton restructured their driver pay scale to reward fuel-efficient driving, improving driver retention and recruitment. Samsara HOS Reports also transformed their compliance management, reducing HOS violations and improving operational efficiency.
Operational Impact
  • The digital transformation of Coshocton Trucking has led to significant improvements across their operations. The company has transitioned from a fully manual operation to a data-driven business, enabling them to make informed decisions that improve their bottom line and competitiveness. The implementation of a comprehensive video-based safety program has allowed Coshocton to coach drivers in real time, leading to a significant reduction in incidents and savings in insurance premiums. The use of Fuel and Idling Reports has also enabled the company to overhaul their driver payscale and streamline the installation of APUs across their fleet, leading to reduced idling and fuel usage. Furthermore, the use of Samsara Vehicle Telematics has led to a reduction in annual maintenance costs, while improved HOS compliance has resulted in a significant increase in clean DOT inspections.
Quantitative Benefit
  • $150K annual savings in fuel costs
  • 200% reduction in incidents
  • 5-10% reduction in annual maintenance costs

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