The Geotab fleet tracking system installed in Coachella Valley Water District vehicles has provided positive results.
CVWD drivers have changed their behaviors, Assistant General Manager Dan Charlton told the Board of Directors Oct. 25.
“We’ve seen a change in operational culture in the last six months,” he said.
Geotab recordings show that drivers in CVWD vehicles are driving more safely and have slowed down.
Geotab identifies drivers and measures such movements as speed, acceleration, total miles driven, braking, cornering, idling time, and driving duration. Measurements are recorded every second.
Overall safety scores averaged 99.87% for the seven-week period from Aug. 26 through Oct. 7.
The Geotab report included these figures about CVWD driving:
- Average daily District miles driven = 12,500
- Miles driven in September = 238,348
- Projected yearly District miles driven = 2.85 million
The board also:
- Recognized anniversaries of Auto Shop Supervisor Matt Loutsenhizer, 20 years; Electrical Crew Chief Todd Enoki, 20 years, and the retirement of Mechanical Technician II Armando Pacheco, 20 years.
- Awarded a contract for on-call hazardous waste removal to Advanced Chemical Transport. The two-year contract has up to three additional one-year terms for a maximum term of five years, not to exceed $460,000.
- Approved an agreement with Krieger and Stewart, Inc., to study the feasibility of building a pump station at Lake Cahuilla and installing a pipeline to deliver Colorado River water to the Quarry at La Quinta country club. Total cost is $105,900.
- Approved soliciting bids to replace three aging, corroded steel pressure tanks. Two are in Rancho Mirage, one is in Bombay Beach. Estimated cost is $350,000.
Awarded a contract to Downing Construction to replace about 14,000 feet of corroded domestic water pipeline along Adams Street east of Sun City Palm Desert. It will be replaced with polyethylene wrapped, zinc-coated ductile iron ripe. Total cost is $9,725,000.