REDWOOD CITY, CA and LONDON, UK – October 18, 2011 — GreenRoad, a leader in driving performance and safety management, today announced that for the third year in a row it has been named to the prestigious Global Cleantech 100, a list of the top private-companies in clean technology. The list is produced by Cleantech Group, a leading research firm focused on global cleantech innovation, and in collaboration with the UK’s Guardian newspaper. GreenRoad is one of eight businesses to be recognized in the transportation section of this authoritative guide. GreenRoad was selected for its use of technology to improve the sustainability of fleets and reduce vehicle emissions.
GreenRoad also announced that its UK customer Iron Mountain won the Private Sector Fleet (250-500 vehicles) of the Year Award at the 2011 GreenFleet awards on October 13th. Another customer, FirstGroup, was a finalist for the Private Sector Fleet of the Year (over 500 vehicles) while GreenRoad was commended in the IT Innovation category.
In addition, GreenRoad announced that its customer, Alfred “Al” Lacombe, Dupré Logistics director of safety and training, was awarded the highest safety recognition honor in the U.S., the 2011 American Trucking Association (ATA) National Safety Director of the Year Award. Lacombe was recognized for building a “culture of safety” at Dupré where over 800 professional drivers traveled nearly 40 million miles in 2010.
“We want to extend our heartiest congratulations to Al and Dupré for wining this coveted recognition by the ATA, and to First Group and Iron Mountain for their excellence in fleet management,” said Jim Heeger, chief executive at GreenRoad. “These awards demonstrate the value of creating a safety culture through the innovative use of technology, data analysis and online reporting. Driver performance and safety can be continuously improved through the use of these new, data-driven management techniques.”
Additional recent recognition for GreenRoad and its customers included the following:
- GreenRoad UK customer, Iron Mountain, was recently named a finalist in the 2011 Fleet Van Awards. These awards honor the most outstanding fleet and van operations across the UK. Winners will be announced in December.
- GreenRoad customer, FirstGroup, is a finalist for the UK Bus Awards’ environmental category. The winners will be announced November 29th.
- Also for the third year in a row, GreenRoad won the Risk Management Award in the 2011 BusinessCar Techie Awards, sponsored by UK publication BusinessCar.
- GreenRoad also recently won the 2011 Brake Fleet Safety Award for Excellence awarded by the Fleet Safety Forum, UK.
- And, in May 2011, GreenRoad was awarded the Safety Award in the 2011 Van Fleet World Honours program.
“These awards reinforce our commitment to transforming driving culture and delivering the best drivers on the road,” continued Heeger.
More about the 2011 Global Cleantech 100
The Global Cleantech 100 list is unique because it highlights the promise of private clean technology companies from all around the world, focusing on those companies which are most likely to make the most significant market impact over the next 5-10 years. The list is derived from Cleantech Group’s own data and research combined with the weighted qualitative judgments of hundreds of nominations and the viewpoints of a global panel of 70 cleantech experts. The judges evaluated over 4,200 nominations of independent, for-profit cleantech companies. Nominated firms were scored on three key criteria: their innovation, their market’s size and growth, and the company’s ability and resources to execute its technology.
“We are proud of how quickly the Global Cleantech 100 list has gained recognition as a leading resource in the cleantech sector,” said Sheeraz Haji, Cleantech Group CEO. “Stakeholders including members of the corporate community, investors, and regulators now watch the Global Cleantech 100 list closely to gauge which sectors look most promising and which companies are poised for growth.”
The complete list of 100 companies is being revealed today at the Global Cleantech 100 Summit & Gala in Washington, D.C. http://events.cleantech.com/global100/. Global Cleantech 100 companies will be featured at this event as well as at the Guardian’s Cleantech Summit in London on 22 November 2011 (http://www.guardian.co.uk/cleantech-summit).
GreenRoad provides a single, comprehensive telematics solution to both change driver behavior and manage fleet performance and efficiency. Its solution engages drivers directly for meaningful, lasting behavior change. At the same time, fleet tracking, mapping and reporting help fleets optimize their daily and strategic operations. To GreenRoad customers this means increased safety and customer satisfaction and reduced operating costs for a clear competitive advantage.
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Dr. Ursula Ron
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ursula.ron [at] greenroad.com