Encouraged by its insurance provider, Iron Mountain deployed GreenRoad to achieve significant reductions in risk, accidents and insurance premiums.
GreenRoad has helped us achieve a phenomenal 15% fuel savings.
Rory Morgan, National Logistics General Manager
Iron Mountain, a global leader in information management, helps organizations reduce the risks and costs associated with storing, protecting and managing company information. With operations in every continent, it manages billions of information assets, including business records, electronic files, medical data and more for organizations around the world. Iron Mountain’s fleet includes vans and various types of heavy goods vehicles (HGVs).
At the end of 2008 the company set out to significantly improve its driving culture by focusing on four main goals:
- Reducing overall risk
- Reducing the number of safety incidents
- Reducing costs
- Fulfilling their legal duty under Health & Safety legislation
Iron Mountain embarked on a comprehensive risk assessment program for all commercial vehicle drivers, which reduced reported incidents and cost of claims significantly in its first two years. To further this effort, Iron Mountain partnered with its insurance provider, Zurich, to acquire and deploy GreenRoad across its entire fleet to help reduce insurance premiums by improving driver behavior and reducing overall risk exposure.
After a wide search, Iron Mountain selected GreenRoad. The fleet performance management solution allowed Iron Mountain to roll out the initiative quickly and allowed Iron Mountain to deploy the driver behavior system across all of their vehicles for full fleet visibility.
Iron Mountain deployed GreenRoad across its fleet of 430 HGVs and LCVs in the UK and Ireland in partnership with our insurance provider, Zurich – and Transport for London (TfL)’s Freight Operators Recognition Scheme (FORS), with the aim of cutting driver risk.
GreenRoad helps with both improving safety and our mandate to reduce fuel consumption. We complement GreenRoad’s service with intensive driver training and fleet management software, resulting in a phenomenal 15% fuel savings.
commented Rory Morgan, National Logistics General Manager, Iron Mountain Inc.
After the initial pilot, Iron Mountain witnessed MPG averages increase by 14%, together with an 80% reduction in risky maneuvers and an 80% reduction in incidents compared to the previous year. While using GreenRoad over a ten-month period, the company submitted just three minor insurance claims.
After achieving a 15% MPG improvement across the fleet, the company also implemented GreenRoad’s Idling Performance Management feature, which typically delivers a 2 – 5% drop in fuel consumption. By applying sophisticated filtering to the unavoidable idling that occurs at traffic lights and junctions, it quickly identifies specific drivers, vehicles, or trips that negatively impact fuel performance based on client-defined policy thresholds. GreenRoad’s Idling Performance Management service went live in 430 Iron Mountain HGVs and LCVs across 30 depots in the UK and Ireland, and is now used by 500+ drivers.
Results to date continue to show a 88% reduction in accidents, a 78% reduction in damage costs and a 36% reduction in insurance premiums. Iron Mountain was one of the first to also deploy GreenRoad’s optional Posted Speed Performance feature across its entire fleet to highlight any speed violations by drivers.