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Improving Driver Safety with IoT: A Case Study on Foundation Building Materials

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Technology Category
  • Analytics & Modeling - Real Time Analytics
  • Networks & Connectivity - Gateways
Applicable Industries
  • Buildings
  • Cement
Use Cases
  • Driver Performance Monitoring
  • Onsite Human Safety Management
  • System Integration
  • Training
About The Customer
Foundation Building Materials (FBM) is a leading distributor of building materials in North America. With a fleet of 4,500 vehicles and heavy equipment, the company employs over 5,500 individuals across more than 270 branches. Safety is a core value for FBM, and the company is known for its strong safety reputation. As such, driver safety and training are top priorities for the company. FBM's commitment to safety extends beyond its operations, with the ultimate goal of ensuring that all employees return safely to their families at the end of each day.
The Challenge
Foundation Building Materials (FBM), one of North America's leading distributors of building materials, prioritizes safety as its core value. With a fleet of 4,500 vehicles and heavy equipment, and over 5,500 employees across 270+ branches, maintaining driver safety and training is a significant challenge. As the company grew, it faced difficulties in scaling its safety programs due to the limitations of its legacy telematics and scheduling systems. These systems were not integrated with their driver safety program, making it challenging to gain insights into driver performance. The need for better technology to enhance visibility into driver performance and safety became increasingly apparent.
The Solution
FBM turned to Samsara for a solution, implementing its Vehicle Gateways for telematics data and integrating it with Trimble Innovation for scheduling. They also incorporated Samsara AI Dash Cams and Driver Safety Scores to create a data-driven driver safety program. The dash cams and safety scores provided concrete proof of driver performance, helping to build trust with drivers and encouraging their buy-in. The video-based safety system demonstrated its value by exonerating drivers from incidents they were not responsible for. The integration of these technologies provided FBM with a comprehensive solution to their challenge, enabling them to effectively monitor and manage driver safety.
Operational Impact
  • The implementation of Samsara's technology has not only led to significant quantitative benefits for FBM but also qualitative improvements in their operations. The company now manages driver performance more effectively with data-driven coaching, leading to safer driving practices. The real-time data provided by the system allows dispatchers and managers to promptly address incidents and provide immediate coaching to drivers. Additionally, the Samsara Driver Safety Scores have been instrumental in recognizing and rewarding safe driving, fostering a culture of safety within the company. The scores have also encouraged healthy competition among drivers, further promoting safe driving practices.
Quantitative Benefit
  • FBM realized more than $100,000 in estimated savings from driver exonerations.
  • The implementation of Samsara technology led to a decrease in injury incidents due to fewer traffic accidents.
  • FBM experienced fewer Department of Transportation (DOT) violations for speeding and other moving violations.

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