For Immediate Release
August 18, 2016 – TRUCE is proud to announce today a new strategic partnership with Ohio Mutual Insurance Group to help put an end to distracted driving on the nation’s roadways. In response to the unprecedented rise in auto accidents in the U.S., Ohio Mutual is joining forces with TRUCE to empower the company’s agent partners to educate their clients on the dangers of distracted driving, and how TRUCE’s award-winning safe driving solution can prevent it. Distracted driving causes wrecks that kill eight people and injure over 1,100 more each day in the United States alone. Car crashes are also the number one killer of teenagers between 16-19 years of age.
“The safety of our policy holders and our community has always been of the utmost importance to Ohio Mutual associates and agent partners,” said Ohio Mutual President and CEO Mark C. Russell. “We see the consequences of distracted driving on the news, on our roads, and in our claims department nearly every day,” he said. “Through this partnership, our goal is to provide our agent partners education and tools like TRUCE so they can work with our policyholders to prevent accidents before they happen,” Russell said.
“We are thrilled to have a partner in Ohio Mutual 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 and help people become better drivers in the process,” Guba said.
About Ohio Mutual
Ohio Mutual Insurance Group, founded in 1901 and based in Bucyrus, OH, partners with nearly 400 independent agencies to distribute quality property and casualty insurance products throughout Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, New Hampshire, Ohio, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Ohio Mutual has maintained a rating of “A / Stable” from A.M. Best Co. for 24 consecutive years, and was named to the Ward’s 50 from 2009-2013. Additional company information is available at www.omig.com.
Established in 2009, TRUCE is the world’s leading technology to stop distracted driving for passenger and commercial vehicles. The company’s patented distracted driving prevention platform and flagship product, DriveID, eliminates talking, texting, and browsing on any mobile device while a vehicle is in motion. TRUCE’s mobile device policy enforcement technology has been recognized by the Consumer Reports, the Consumer Electronics Show and the National Traffic Safety Institute, and is used by families and Fortune 500 companies. For more information on the Baton Rouge, La.-based company, visit trucesoftware.com and follow @Cellcontrol.