GreenRoad Optimizes Fleet Driver Performance, Safety Practices and Fuel Consumption with New Features

By David Ripstein - CEO

Award-winning Service Nearly Eliminates Posted Speed Violations, Adds Unique Idling Heat Maps, Extends Data Integration for Customers and Partner Applications

REDWOOD CITY, CA — June 28, 2011 — GreenRoad, a leader in fleet driver performance and safety management, today announced it has added new functionality to GreenRoad 360™, its award-winning fleet driver performance and safety management solution. The new functionality, incorporating extensive customer feedback, extends GreenRoad’s ability to deliver significant fuel efficiencies and reductions in crash incidents for fleets, including bus, coach and van fleets.

The enhancements include:

  • Posted Speed Performance delivers the ability to nearly eliminate posted speed violations by automatically capturing incidents where a vehicle is traveling above the posted speed limit, reflecting the impact of these incidents on the safety score and mapping the details. Seamlessly integrated with GreenRoad Central™, a web-based management dashboard, Posted Speed Performance can be customized to suit specific fleet policies and features color-coded graphical reporting for easy review and efficient management.

“Speeding is a major contributor to fleet crash incidents and excessive speed can dramatically increase fuel consumption. Additionally, because speeding on city and residential streets is often riskier than speeding on highways, managing posted speed performance is a key requirement for most fleets. Now, fleet drivers and management have a new level of safety protection and insight,” said Glenn Pereira, director of product marketing for GreenRoad.

“There is no ‘silver bullet’ when it comes to minimizing driver risk, but used in conjunction with a number of other measures, the GreenRoad system is helping us to develop a comprehensive picture of where we have risks within our fleet,” said Brent Mitchell, Director of Operational Support, Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions, which uses GreenRoad 360 across its fleet of 1400 vehicles. “GreenRoad not only allows us to identify risks, but also protects our drivers when they are out on the road, providing a range of data to help us analyze incidents.”

  • Unique Idling Heat Maps extends GreenRoad’s idling performance management capability. Now, for the first time, fleet managers have an “at-a-glance” view of idling hot spots across specific geographies and routes. Idling policies can be customized to specific fleet vehicles and specific fleet operations or locations. The Idling Heat Maps are viewed on GreenRoad Central™, and are another example of GreenRoad’s commitment to giving fleet managers further insight into driver performance and safety management. GreenRoad customers typically achieve up to 10% savings in fuel consumption and have seen up to an additional 5% savings through proactive idling management.

“To see where the buses are idling is definitely a good management tool. With our hard winters and being school buses, in the morning we have to start up our fleets and idle for 20 minutes to get them up to running temperature. With GreenRoad, we are able to reduce the idling by about 25%.  Drivers were also pulling up to school an hour early and idling, and we can reduce that. The drivers are more aware now, and the new idling heat maps will add another level of insight,” said Linda Kleingardner, operations and safety manager, Rolling V Transportation Services.

  • Expanded data integration delivers a new set of application program interfaces (API’s) for integration with partner and customer systems including live data delivery such as GPS data, fleet administration automation interfaces, and behavioral insight interfaces.  As customers continue to move fleet operations to cloud-based computing environments, GreenRoad is enabling customers to more easily share collected data with other IT systems, applications and programs, and specifically with fleet and risk management service providers. The data integration capability is delivered through standard Internet integration technologies and is simple and easy to implement.

“These new API’s  enable a wide range of integration scenarios, including the use of GreenRoad data to power third party solutions and the automated delivery of GreenRoad generated data to customers’  business intelligence, and operational reporting systems,” continued Pereira.

Over 70,000 fleet drivers around the world are currently using the GreenRoad service and experiencing an average 50% reduction in crashes and instant savings to the bottom line by realizing up to 10% reduction in fuel consumption.  To date the company has logged over 3 billion driver miles and continues to add over 100 million driver miles per month.

GreenRoad serves a blue-chip roster of leading customers including First Group, the U.K.’s largest bus and rail operator company, and Ryder, which provides leading-edge transportation, logistics and supply chain management solutions worldwide.  Other customers include:  Iron Mountain, Securitas Mobile, MasTec, DuPre Logistics, Stagecoach, CityLink and Quickway Carriers.

Pricing and Availability

These new features are available as of June 30, 2011; pricing available upon request.

About GreenRoad

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.

For more information please contact:

Dr. Ursula Ron
Online Marketing Manager