Chris Deakin and James Belgum represented GreenRoad at the Fleet Van awards yesterday. Not just an excuse to attend a great networking event, we are pleased to report that we are on a winning streak and walked away with the Best New Product or Service award for GreenRoad Smartphone Edition.
Stephen Briers, editor in chief of Fleet News presented the award to Chris Deakin at a luncheon today at Millbank Tower in London. Look out for all the details and spot the GreenRoad team in the photos in the February 2014 issue of Fleet Van magazine.
At the Energy Saving Trust Fleet Hero Awards last Thursday in London, Andy Cozens of GreenRoad stepped onto the podium to pick up the award for Innovation in Fleet Services and Systems Award.
The award recognizes GreenRoad Smartphone Edition as a major technology breakthrough for fleets that cuts risk and reduces fuel consumption. The world’s first smartphone-based driver behavior solution for fleets, GreenRoad Smartphone Edition encompasses many technology and engineering innovations to eliminate the need for professionally-installed telematics. As well as reducing costs, this particularly appeals to fleets with short-term leased vehicles.
Philip Sellwood, chief executive of the Energy Saving Trust, said: “I would like to congratulate GreenRoad on winning an Energy Saving Trust Fleet Hero Award. “GreenRoad impressed us with their Smartphone Edition of their driver performance solution. GreenRoad’s technology has been proven to reduce its clients’ driver risk and fuel consumption.”
The Energy Saving Trust Fleet Hero Awards celebrate public and private organizations that are successfully reducing fuel bills and lowering their carbon footprints. They also recognize companies that supply cost and fuel saving products or services to fleets. Now in its eighth year, the Fleet Hero Awards is a leading event in the green awards calendar.
This morning an employee at Bunzl Healthcare in the UK reported their company car stolen. Using GreenRoad, Bunzl was able to quickly identify where the vehicle was located and direct the police to recover it. The vehicle was reported stolen at 9AM and by 10.30AM it had been successfully recovered by the police.
Mark Moore, Operations Manager at Bunzl Healthcare, commented, “GreenRoad has paid for itself for another year!”
Check out details about the launch of fuel management and vehicle health here
On Wednesday evening, GreenRoad UK’s very own Chris Deakin and Brian Draper went up on stage in front of 400 people to collect two awards at the inaugural TCS&D awards. Recognizing the best in temperature controlled storage and delivery, GreenRoad won the first award for Innovation and the second one for Health & Safety.
The dinner was held in conjunction with the TCS&D exhibition, an annual event for frozen and chilled logistics professionals.
GreenRoad’s UK customers in this sector include Kerry’s and Henry Colbeck.
Transdev, one of the largest public transport operators in Europe, has chosen GreenRoad to cut the risk of accidents and to cut fuel consumption across its fleet of more than 400 buses across Yorkshire and Lancashire. GreenRoad will be deployed across its depots by the end of 2013.
By the end of 2013, over 1,000 Transdev drivers will use GreenRoad to cut fuel and risky incidents.
Read the press release here
We are thrilled that yet again GreenRoad has been recognized in the annual BusinessCar Techies awards. Today, BusinessCar announced that GreenRoad is highly commended in the risk management category for GreenRoad Smartphone Edition.
This is the fifth consecutive year that GreenRoad has been recognised by the BusinessCar Techies. Previous accolades include the best app category in 2012 and both Best Risk Management System (2010 & 2011) and for Best Green Development in 2009.
GreenRoad Smartphone Edition broke new ground with its announcement in October 2012 as the world’s first smartphone-based driver performance solution for fleets. GreenRoad’s Smartphone Edition uses native smartphone functionality, including GPS and built-in accelerometers, eliminating the need for a telematics device to be installed in the vehicle.
Drivers use the service by downloading the app, putting their phone into a cradle and beginning their trip. The app detects when the vehicle is moving and starts automatically. It’s this elegant design and ease of use that make GreenRoad’s Smartphone Edition a winning proposition.
Forrest, the UK social housing regeneration specialist, is investing £1.7m in a new fleet of carbon-efficient vehicles, the first of which arrived in March 2013. It is also using GreenRoad in all new cars and vans to cut fuel consumption and encourage safer driving behavior.
During a pilot at its Leeds branch in 2012, Forrest saw a 75% reduction in risky manoevers in just one week with drivers going from an average of high risk to low risk. Furthermore, Forrest has seen mpg increase by as much as 60% in the pilot project.
Click here to read TrafficSafe’s case study on Forrest, covering the recent pilot project in depth as well as plans for the future including electric vehicles.
Hurry – Brake is offering the first 25 copies for free
Brake, the road safety charity, has today published guidance for fleet managers on the financial benefits of managing road risk. Sponsored by GreenRoad, this best practice report highlights the hidden cost of crashes and provides practical steps for fleet managers to follow.
At-work crashes cost the UK billions of pounds each year. Even minor crashes are expensive: and the total cost of a fleet vehicle insurance claim can be up to 15 times higher than average direct repair costs*. Eliminating even minor crashes can pay dividends. Despite today’s limited budgets, investing in fleet safety can result in a quick ROI.
The guidance includes expert advice delivered at a recent Brake webinar on ‘saving money through fleet risk management’. It demonstrates how identifying and managing the risks of vehicle collisions, as well as engaging with fleet insurers, can help lower operating costs.
The report is available for free to Fleet Safety Forum subscribers, or can be purchased for £5 by non-subscribers. Special offer: the first 25 non-subscribers to request the report will get a copy for free. Please email email@example.com or call +44 (0)1484 559909 to order.
* Davey, Jeremy D. & Banks, Tamara D. > (2005) Estimating the cost of work motor vehicle incidents in Australia.
It’s not just the big fleets that can make great gains using telematics. Alpine Travel in North Wales has been using GreenRoad since 2011 to cut risk and save fuel. An impressive 15% of its drivers achieved Fleet Elite status earlier this year, well above the average fleet with 5%. Jason Beattie of Alpine Travel explains the secrets of their success in this case study. And for those of you who subscribe to Coach & Bus Week in the UK, the article appears in this week’s issue here.