This monthly resource for forward thinking fleets contains a variety of topical and informative content for leading operators. In May’s issue, we covered product updates, including RFID and Reporting Features; Also Introducing New Smartphone Interface with Facebook Integration. We looked at how financial incentives for drivers can encourage better results and questioned whether you should have a better handle on your Co2 emissions. We also covered the impressive results that Simonds Coaches are seeing, with a drop in risky maneuvers of an outstanding 85%. Continue reading
A recent survey by ALD suggested that 70% of fleet drivers believe they could reduce their fuel consumption if they were financially incentivized to do so. Here at GreenRoad our experience of dealing with drivers from a wide variety of industries back this up. When looking at changing behavior this leads us to two important conclusions….
Firstly when it comes to driver performance it is a case of mind-set versus skill-set. That is poor performance that leads to high risk/high fuel usage is not as a result of a lack of basic driving skills but more of an issue with driver attitude. Continue reading
Our customers’ award roll continues, this time with transport group Stagecoach winning the Sustainability Award at the 2013 Scottish Business Insider and PricewaterhouseCoopers Scotland Plc Awards.
This award recognizes a clear commitment to sustainable practices. Stagecoach was praised for the measures it has taken to reduce its carbon footprint, promote sustainability among staff, and to encourage greater use of public transport Continue reading
If you have a fleet and you operate in London, it’s likely that lowering your emissions is top of your agenda since the Mayor announced plans for an Ultra-Low Emission Zone by 2020. But, even if this is not you, shouldn’t it be something that you’re thinking about anyway?
When we recently announced the 2012 Fleet Elite drivers we highlighted Balfour Beatty as it boasts three of the 19 perfect GreenRoad drivers in the UK. In fact this one company accounts for 24% of all UK drivers with a safety score of zero or one and has 151 Fleet Elite drivers across its fleet of 2,800 drivers.
Eli Kaufman has been managing GreenRoad’s tech support in the UK for the last 4 years and is all for tools that make the lives of fleet managers that little bit easier. One such example is the recently launched improved Customer Support Portal (CSP) which, as he explains, offers the following advantages:
• Single sign-on from GreenRoad Central – no need for separate log-in details, the support portal is just a click away. Continue reading
Could your fleet benefit from advanced tracking? Today GreenRoad announced the integration of GPS Insight to its best-in-class driver performance and safety solution.
With Advanced Tracking, GreenRoad provides fleet operators with additional powerful fleet management capabilities resulting in improved fuel economy, better asset utilization and enhanced productivity.
23 bus and coach drivers employed by Hull-based East Yorkshire Motor Services have recently achieved 2012 membership of the national “GreenRoad Fleet Elite” program which attempts to recognize the best fleet drivers on the road.
Fleet Elite status is awarded to drivers who maintain a GreenRoad safety score of five or less for the full calendar year. In 2012 less than 5% of drivers covered by the GreenRoad system globally achieved this top Fleet Elite status. Continue reading
In mid-2012 GreenRoad and Bobit fielded a study where a whopping 55% of respondents said that their company provides smartphones to some or all of their drivers. Clearly, smartphones have arrived in fleets. So, it is no surprise that connected fleets are moving to mobile.
On the market today are apps for dispatch, hours of service, delivery confirmation, and MRM and, from GreenRoad, driver performance management with advanced tracking. Continue reading