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Orkin Pest Control Cuts Crash Rate by 40% with GPS Trackers
Published: Saturday, August 26, 2006

By: Mike Gibney, Risk Management Director, Orkin
Over the last 7 years Orkin, Inc., the second largest pest control company in the U.S., has equipped all of its service vehicles with GPS (Global Positioning Satellite) tracking devices. Nationally Orkin drives 120 million miles per year. Keeping the Orkin driver and the general public safe from automobiles accidents is of primary concern to the company. Since the installation of the GPS trackers, Orkin has seen a 40% drop in its automobile accident rate.

Mike Gibney, Director of Loss Control for Orkin, credits the GPS tracker for the significant decline in accidents over the years. He says, Not only can we track where the vehicle is, where it has been, and how long it was at a given location, but Orkin also has alarms built into the GPS system that let the employee know to slow down or put on their seat belt.

We all know that speed kills, and not wearing your seat belt is an invitation to injury or death if an accident were to occur. Knowing this, Orkin made the commitment, through GPS tracking, to make sure its 5,500+ pest control professionals are protected against accidents and injuries.

About Orkin, Inc.
Founded in 1901, Atlanta-based Orkin, Inc. is an industry leader in essential pest control services and protection against termite damage, rodents and insects in North America. With more than 400 locations, Orkin's almost 8,000 employees in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Panama and Costa Rica serve approximately 1.7 million customers. Orkin is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rollins, Inc., which is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (ROL). Learn more about Orkin by visiting
www.orkin.com and www.rollins.com.

 

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