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Jankovich Company Fleet Combats Distracted Driving

November 02, 2010

NEWTON, MA - The Jankovich Company, a large petroleum distribution company, has selected a GPS-enabled distracted driving solution for its commercial fleet. All Jankovich Company fleet vehicles will use Illume Software's iZUP, according to Illume.

The Jankovich Company, privately owned and based in Southern California, has supplied fuel and lubricants to marine, automotive, commercial and industrial customers since 1933. Illume Software is headquartered in Boston.

"We selected iZUP to enhance the safety not only of our drivers, but of the driving public," said John Kenner, executive vice president of The Jankovich Company. "Because it eliminates all distractions, iZUP is a true fix for preventing accidents caused by phone use while driving. It's applicable to anyone, anywhere, whether a fleet driver or a teen. We have many years of operation without an incident and continuously look for ways to improve our safety systems. With a large fleet transporting petroleum products on some of the busiest and most congested highways in the country, we wanted to go beyond policy and training in this area and use technology to completely eliminate the temptation for our drivers to use or to be distracted by cell phones while driving."

iZUP is an intelligent and accurate GPS-enabled mobile application that effectively eliminates all cell phone-related distractions. iZUP automatically launches when it detects the phone is in a vehicle traveling over five mph. The application sends incoming calls to voicemail and holds text messages until the vehicle stops and a driver can respond to them safely. iZUP also prevents outgoing communication while driving, yet always allows emergency calls to 9-1-1 and authorized numbers.

An account is created to manage a fleet of any size, small or large. The assigned account manager will automatically receive notifications if any driver attempts to disable iZUP or intentionally turn off GPS. In addition, the managers can proactively monitor the iZUP account all from their customizable status page created by Illume.


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