SmartDrive Systems receives American Business Awards honor

The company’s Transportation Intelligence Platform was given the silver award in the New Product or Service of the Year category.

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SmartDrive Systems, a manufacturer of video-based safety and transportation software based in San Diego, has announced its SmartDrive Transportation Intelligence Platform was awarded the silver award in the New Product or Service of the Year category in the 16th annual American Business Awards. Also known as the Stevie Awards, these awards recognize achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working professionals across all major industries in the United States.

Recognized in the transportation subcategory, the SmartDrive Transportation Intelligence Platform is designed to fuse data from all systems, sensors and the operating environment to provide fleet managers a more comprehensive view of risk and performance.

“The transportation industry is changing rapidly, the role of the driver is changing and the rise of autonomous technologies presents a new set of business challenges for fleets,” Steve Mitgang, CEO of SmartDrive, says. “We designed the SmartDrive Transportation Intelligence Platform and accompanying SR4 hardware specifically to address the safety and operational challenges of today while providing a foundation for the future. We are honored to be recognized by the American Business Awards for the second consecutive year for our innovation and unmatched industry solutions.”

The platform is designed to ensure fleets can understand driver readiness as vehicles become more autonomous with a unified view of driving performance.

Among the early adopters of the platform, Oakley Transportation, in Lake Wales, Florida, has reported a 62 percent reduction in number of accidents and a 2.1 percent increase in fuel efficiency, SmartDrive says, equating to approximately $84 per vehicle per month in fuel expense savings at current diesel prices.

“The nominations submitted for The 2018 American Business Awards were outstanding. The competition was intense, and those recognized as Stevie Award winners should be immensely proud of this accomplishment,” Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards, says.

The awards ceremony will be held on June 11 in New York City. Full details about the Stevie Awards and the complete list of 2018 winners are available at

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