Trimble and Zurich partner up for fleet road risk initiative
The deal will see Trimble offers its telematics technology to Zurich customers seeking ways to minimise fleet operating costs and reduce crashes, while keeping their vehicles up and running and their drivers safe.
Meanwhile Trimble will offer Zurich's risk management and driver training services to complement its telematics solutions to help organisations manage risks, increase fleet driver safety and improve productivity.
ZFI works by combining data from telematic devices with Zurich's extensive analytical tools to turn the data into meaningful insights that can help fleet managers reduce their fleet operating costs, as well as:
• Optimise vehicle journey planning and deployment;
• Reduce vehicle running costs;
• Achieve increased fuel economy;
• Reduce the occurrence of vehicle crashes through defensive driving training;
• Influence future insurance premiums;
• Improve employees' driving skills and knowledge;
• Reduce stress and fatigue amongst drivers through coaching and development; and
• Improve their fleet's impact on the environment.
'By working with leading vehicle telematics providers such as Trimble, Zurich is able to offer independent advice on the most appropriate package of services to meet our customers' individual needs,' said Paul Horgan, chief underwriting officer for Zurich Global Corporate in North America.
He also emphasised that Zurich will not receive any fees or commission from Trimble when a customer selects their telematics services.