Safest fleet

Sprint Waste Services

Sprint Waste Services was formed in 2006 with a handful of trucks and just 15 employees. Since then, the company has grown to more than 600 employees, providing waste transportation and container rental services to the industrial and construction industries across the Gulf Coast. With more than 14 locations, 400 vehicles, and 300 drivers who collectively clocked 19 million miles last year, safety is a top priority for Sprint Waste. With Samsara, they have taken their best-in-class safety program to the next level, while driving impactful cost savings across the enterprise.


400+

Vehicles

300+

Drivers

14

Locations

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Sprint Waste works with some of the largest industrial plants and refineries in the country, including ExxonMobil, Marathon, and Phillips 66. One of the reasons they continue to win these contracts? Their commitment to safety.

Starting at the top, the company’s leadership thinks safety first. In fact, President Dave Nelson installed a Samsara Dash Cam in his own personal vehicle before rolling out the technology fleet-wide last year. In 2019, the company saw a 58% decrease in speeding incidents, 50% increase in miles per safety incident, and 50% decrease in average dollars per claim—all while further decreasing their already stellar driver turnover rate to just 25.6%.

Samsara has contributed to our culture of safety. Our drivers have truly bought in. We've also shown our customers how we're using the system, and it makes them feel safe about doing business with us."

DAVE NELSON

President, Sprint Waste

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58%

decrease in speeding

50%

increase in miles per safety incident

$500k

estimated savings at last insurance renewal

Sprint Waste’s keys to success

Proactively coaching drivers and tracking safety improvements

With more than 20 managers responsible for hundreds of drivers across 14 locations, accountability and consistency are key to Sprint Waste’s coaching strategy. They hold weekly (sometimes daily) safety meetings with drivers, and their entire leadership team has a safety call every Friday that Nelson leads. Now, with Samsara, they can proactively identify coachable moments and give drivers feedback using actual footage of themselves. Samsara has helped Sprint Waste increase the consistency and efficacy of 1:1 and group coaching, contributing to a 58% decrease in speeding incidents, 50% increase in miles per safety incident, and 50% decrease in average dollars per claim.

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Sprint Waste’s keys to success

Proactively coaching drivers and tracking safety improvements

With more than 20 managers responsible for hundreds of drivers across 14 locations, accountability and consistency are key to Sprint Waste’s coaching strategy. They hold weekly (sometimes daily) safety meetings with drivers, and their entire leadership team has a safety call every Friday that Nelson leads. Now, with Samsara, they can proactively identify coachable moments and give drivers feedback using actual footage of themselves. Samsara has helped Sprint Waste increase the consistency and efficacy of 1:1 and group coaching, contributing to a 58% decrease in speeding incidents, 50% increase in miles per safety incident, and 50% decrease in average dollars per claim.

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Safety Inbox

The Safety Inbox is a central place to review auto-uploaded incident footage. Sprint Waste uses the Safety Inbox to assign incidents to a manager for 1:1 coaching, as well as “star” footage of great learning moments (whether negative or positive) to use for group coaching sessions during their weekly safety meetings.

Coaching Effectiveness Report

The Coaching Effectiveness Report makes it possible to track safety trends and improvements over time, including harsh event counts, speeding, and more. Sprint Waste uses the Coaching Effectiveness Report to report out key metrics and progress to the leadership team each week.

Potentially saving millions of dollars on insurance and legal costs

Any time a Sprint Waste driver is involved in an accident, the safety team does an exhaustive root cause analysis. Before Samsara, it would often become a “he said she said” situation, leading to costly litigation. With footage from Samsara Dash Cams, Sprint Waste was able to exonerate drivers from more than half (52%) of all accidents in 2019, saving potentially millions of dollars in avoided lawsuits and contributing to $500,000 saved in their recent insurance renewal.

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Alerts and auto-uploaded HD incident footage

As soon as a crash occurs, Samsara sends a real-time email alert to the appropriate operation managers (based on the vehicle tags Sprint Waste has configured). Within minutes, footage from the incident is auto-uploaded to their Samsara dashboard, and they can easily send the video to the driver to share with law enforcement at the scene.

Proximity Search and Video Retrieval

Not all "he said, she said" situations are tied to crashes or harsh events. Sometimes, Sprint Waste wants to pull extra footage that's not associated with an incident. For those situations, they use Samsara’s Proximity Search and Video Retrieval features—which allow you to search by location to see which vehicles were nearby during a specific time frame and then pull footage from that time and place—to exonerate their drivers from false claims.

Streamlining their maintenance workflow and ensuring vehicle safety

Vehicle safety is just as important as driver safety. Sprint Waste keeps a “Safety Calendar” for each of their 14 locations, which includes regular activities like mock Level 2 inspections and hidden “red tags” for drivers to find during pre-trip inspections. Now, with Samsara, their maintenance team gets default code alert emails remotely, increasing efficiency. Plus, with paperless DVIRs uploaded in real time to their dashboard, they can ensure that vehicles are always safe to operate.

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Real-time fault code alerts

Before Samsara, Sprint Waste’s maintenance managers had to manually plug a tablet into each truck to read the OBD codes. With Samsara, they get default code alert emails remotely and in real time. Now, if there is a road call or a truck breaks down, their mechanics have more information—and with real-time GPS tracking, they can immediately identify the vehicle’s location.

Paperless DVIRs with image upload

With the Samsara Driver App, Sprint Waste’s drivers can submit DVIRs directly from their fingertips and upload photos of any issues. DVIRs instantly appear in the dashboard and sit alongside preventive maintenance schedules, maintenance logs, and real-time vehicle statuses. Mechanics can then prioritize the most urgent issues and sign the DVIR for the next driver to verify, completing the FMCSA requirement.

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