Greenville, SC – For Immediate Release
Eldeco is proud to announce today it is joining organizations across the country in the fight against distracted driving. As part of National Distracted Driving Month in April, Eldeco is teaming up with TRUCE, the world’s leading provider of solutions that stop distracted driving and promote safer driving, in a renewed commitment to end distracted driving on the nation’s roadways.
Distracted driving kills eight people and injures over 1,100 more each day in the United States alone. It’s also the number one killer of teenagers between 16-19 years of age. These statistics aren’t just unique to the United States. Of the 7 billion people across the globe, 6.8 billion have phones. Accordingly, the instance of mobile phone use behind the wheel, and associated accidents, are on the rise.
“The safety of our employees, our customers and our community has always been of the utmost importance to the Eldeco family,” said Eldeco Executive Director of Safety, Corey Arledge. “We see the consequences of distracted driving on the news and on our roads every day. It’s why we implemented a cell phone policy into our safety procedures, and we’re encouraging other safety-minded companies to do the same,” he said.
“We are thrilled to have a partner in Eldeco, who shares our passion for and commitment to driver safety,” said TRUCE CEO Robert Guba. “Our relationship enables us to further our goal of putting an end to distracted driving, keep drivers safer on the road, and help businesses and professionals, who depend on safe driving, to make a living,” Guba said.
Companies can get more information on the dangers of distracted driving, how to talk to employees about distracted driving and tips to prevent it at the following sites: www.distraction.gov; www.nsc.org/ddmonth; www.trucesoftware.com/ddmonth.
Eldeco is an industry leader in construction and electrical design contracting in the Southeastern United States. After over 43 years in the industry, Eldeco is still a privately-owned company, employing more than 500 experienced professionals and supported by four branch offices, many of whom have been with the company since its inception. We continue to be committed to our clients, and our industry to provide the best in electrical contracting in the industrial, heavy commercial, and non-residential construction markets, for the benefit of our employees and our community.
Established in 2009, TRUCE delivers the world’s leading technology to stop distracted driving and create better drivers. The company’s patented distracted driving prevention platform eliminates talking, texting, and browsing on any mobile device while a vehicle is in motion. TRUCE also collects a robust set of driver behavior data to provide valuable feedback to improve driver performance. TRUCE’s technology has been recognized by Consumer Reports, the Consumer Electronics Show and the National Traffic Safety Institute, and is used by families and Fortune 500 companies worldwide. For more information, visit trucesoftware.com and follow @Cellcontrol.
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