Founded in 1978, Swans Travel is one of the leading passenger transport companies in the United Kingdom. The Manchester-based operator runs a modern fleet of vehicles supported by advanced 24-hour control centers, monitoring the UK wide fleet and network via a unique satellite tracking system.
Now using GreenRoad Fleet Management Solution, Swans Travel expects to save £100,000 a year through increased safety, less idling and engine wear.
The results speak for themselves
Since GreenRoad has gone life across Swans Travel’s fleet of coaches, MPVs and chauffeur cars,
Swan Travel dramatically improved its fleet efficiency:
- Idling time has been cut by 60% to less than five hours a day
- Decrease in fuel consumption by 5%
- Real-time feedback on driving performance increased the overall safety scores significantly
Launch of driver incentive program
Kieran Swindells, managing director at Swans Travel, anticipates further savings with the launch of its driver incentive program. “As 92% of our drivers are regularly achieving a green safety score, we estimate we will be spending £25,000 a year on incentives, whilst achieving a sizeable return on our investment in GreenRoad. Most importantly, we are continuously increasing our safety and reducing emissions,” he said.
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One of the greatest champions for GreenRoad is Rory Morgan, National Logistics General Manager at Iron Mountain.
Rory is taking some time out from promoting driver safety to trek along part of the Great Wall of China in October 2014 to raise money for Iron Mountain’s chosen charity, Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Rory needs to raise £3000 and as Iron Mountain is covering the travel expenses, all of the donations will go directly to GOSH.
Please join us in encouraging Rory on his mission to get fit so he can cover 85 km each day for six days by making a donation, however small, to his JustGiving page http://www.justgiving.com/owner-email/pleasesponsor/RORY-MORGAN.
Yesterday GreenRoad brought together a number of customers at a Customer Best Practice Day in Central London. Led by Chris Deakin, GreenRoad Account Manager, the day gave customers the opportunity to share best practices, not just about using GreenRoad, but also covering other fleet initiatives that help reduce the level of fleet risk. The day was attended by representatives from Northern Gas Networks, Kerry Fresh, Bunzl Retail, Bunzl Catering and Iron Mountain.
In the morning customers heard from Iron Mountain and Bunzl Catering about how they have significantly reduced risk in their fleets. After lunch, Zurich presented their view on the insurance market and how telematics contributes to the bigger picture. The day was rounded off with GreenRoad presenting its roadmap for 2014.
Chris Deakin comments, ”We soon realized that even the most experienced GreenRoad customer can still keep learning new tips and techniques to work with drivers to ensure they maximize their return on their GreenRoad investment. The day was very well received by all.
“In fact the day was so productive I am now planning the next event for later in the year,” added Deakin. If you are interested in participating in future events please contact email@example.com
The latest issue of Route One magazine features a profile of Stagecoach’s trial and deployment of GreenRoad on page 19 .
The story focuses on how Stagecoach invested a great deal of time and effort in developing a methodology to maximize the benefits from its use of GreenRoad and in collaborating with all the stakeholders involved to inspire a culture of safe, fuel-efficient driving.
The Ecodriver project has now gone live in over 6,500 buses and coaches across the UK. A record-breaking 4,000 drivers are now on target to achieve Fleet Elite status across Stagecoach for 2013.
The full case study is available to read or download on the GreenRoad web site here.
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