The inside track: Stagecoach East

Leading UK fleet publication; Fleet News has just published this article on how GreenRoad is helping Stagecoach East meet their targets:

The key figure is 95%.

That’s the target set by the traffic commissioner for the proportion of buses that must arrive no more than one minute early and less than five minutes late – effectively a six-minute window.

Now add to the mix the fact that, typically, less than a day’s notice is given for scheduled roadworks and a fleet that travels more than 18 million miles a year. Now that’s a challenge.

Andy Campbell, managing director at bus and coach operator Stagecoach East, has been looking after Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire for eight-and-a-half years. He admits that running the fleet is like “putting the same jigsaw together every day, but with someone constantly changing the pieces”.

The business is part of the Stagecoach Group, one of the largest bus operators in the UK with services in more than 100 towns and cities…

…The biggest initiative to save fuel has been the recent introduction of a GreenRoad driver management system which is expected to reduce consumption by 3%, saving more than £500,000 a year.

The system uses traffic light grading and records incidents of sharp breaking, accelerating and cornering.

Drivers can view their own score online and Campbell incentivizes them by giving anyone who remains in the green for a four-week period a cash bonus.

Click here to read the full article.