Idling Case Study: East Yorkshire Motor Services Limited

EYMS is a privately owned local company and has been operating in East Yorkshire since 1926. They run 290 buses and coaches, provide employment for around 800 people and are committed to investing in new buses to make travel easier and more pleasant for their passengers. The company runs 9 depots servicing Kingston-upon-Hull, the East Riding of Yorkshire, the North Yorkshire Coast and the North Yorkshire Moors.

Having worked with GreenRoad since June 2010, EYMS introduced the additional Idling Performance Solution feature to their fleet in April 2011.  The fuel consumption figures for the entire fleet were monitored for a period of 2 weeks prior to the launch of the idling performance solution and again post-launch.  The additional improvements were swift and pleasing:

  • Idling reduction improvement – From 9% down to 2% at year end
  • Diesel saved – 60,000 litres
  • Cost saving – £66,000 gross, £38,000 net of BSOG
  • CO2 saved – 158 tonnes

Dave Heptinstall, Chief Engineer at EYMS Ltd said: “We have seen a 1% reduction in fuel consumption  since using GreenRoad’s idling solution but we believe we could educate the drivers further and gain another 1% without impacting on our operation.  What we really like about the idling solution is that it minimises the time and effort required to assess and sustain improvements in idling performance as it removes the need for manual effort and data download procedures.    It allows us to quickly identify the specific drivers, vehicles or trips that idle unnecessarily and make moves to prevent them from negatively impacting our bottom line”.