In addition to delivering improvements in safety, GreenRoad has recently assisted Sleafordian Coaches in achieving another important goal: By using GreenRoad’s Quick Locator feature, parents have been given their own secure and easy access to GreenRoad in order to track the school trips of their children that extend beyond the school day. Giving additional peace of mind and improved communication, parents are understandably really pleased with this tool. Continue reading
At GreenRoad, we like talking to our customers and other fleet leaders to find out what’s top of mind. We do it in person, at industry conferences, lunch-and-learn events and other meetings; on the phone; and even via email or our frequent online surveys.
In one of our recent surveys, we asked fleet leaders in a variety of industries how they feel about advanced fleet tracking technology. We surveyed more than 200 respondents, all of whom are responsible in some direct way for fleet vehicle technology or other major fleet purchases. Respondents represented fleets of all sizes, from fewer than 100 to more than 1,000 vehicles. Continue reading
This year’s Album Conference, hosted by Nottingham City Transport earlier in the month had some fascinating speakers and really was the place to be for passenger transport industry knowledge, with the best technology the bus industry has to offer all in one place!
The show kicked off on a lovely sunny day, with lots of interesting stuff on display and plenty of delegates asking a myriad of questions. Continue reading
You’ve probably heard us talk about our mantra — Data into Action – and how we want to empower you to take action based on the information you learn about your fleet.
That’s why we’re excited about our new real-time alerts for red events, which make it even easier to manage your fleet. An updated version of GreenRoad Central, the software at the heart of the GreenRoad service, includes real-time alerts for exception events, including high-risk events in all driver behaviour categories as well as speed violations. Continue reading
Atlantic City is always a fun destination, with beaches, casinos, and the world famous boardwalk. For those of us in the Fleet Industry the town took on a special excitement in April, as the venue for the NAFA 2013 Institute & Expo. This is probably the most important Fleet Management show in the country because it gives us the opportunity to network and gather information from industry leaders, our peers and vendors. Continue reading
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 manoeuvres 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 incentivised 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 behaviour 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 recognises 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?
Global warming is said to be the greatest challenge of the 21st century. With a quarter of UK and US carbon emissions emanating from road transport, fleets are at the forefront of efforts to drive down CO2. Continue reading