LONDON, UK – March 4th, 2014 – GreenRoad, the leading provider of driver-focused fleet management solutions, today announced that Swans Travel has gone live with GreenRoad across its fleet of coaches, MPVs and chauffeur cars. The Manchester-based operator has already halved its idling and cut fuel by 5%. Swans Travel expects to save £100,000 a year through increased safety, less idling and engine wear.
Since GreenRoad’s telematics technology started giving the Swans Travel team of professional drivers real-time feedback on their driving performance the overall safety scores have significantly increased.
Swans Travel is also seeing big savings every day using GreenRoad’s idling feature. Previously, Swans Travel was averaging over 10 hours a day of idling. This has now been cut to by 60% to less than five hours a day, resulting in a reduction in fuel and CO2 emissions.
Kieran Swindells, managing director at Swans Travel, anticipates further savings with the launch of its driver incentive program. “As 92% of our drivers are regularly achieving a green safety score, we estimate we will be spending £25,000 a year on incentives, whilst achieving a sizable return on our investment in GreenRoad. Most importantly, we are continuously increasing our safety and reducing emissions,” he said.
Swans Travel’s commitment to reducing driver risk and improving fuel economy will contribute towards its goals of being carbon neutral by 2015 and achieving ISO9001 certification later this year.
Swans Travel was founded in 1978 and has developed in to one of the leading passenger transport companies in the United Kingdom. As a family owned private limited company, Swans Travel offers maximum service delivery in all aspects of ground transport operation and management. Its modern fleet of vehicles range from car, MPV, Mini, Midi to full size Coaches, featuring the latest safety, comfort and low emission features.
Swans Travel’s unrivalled expertise in passenger transport is supported by one of the most advanced 24-hour control centers, on call 365-days a year, monitoring the UK wide fleet and network via our unique ‘satellite tracking’ system.
GreenRoad provides a single, comprehensive telematics solution to both change driver behaviour and manage fleet performance and efficiency. Its solution engages drivers directly for meaningful, lasting behaviour change. At the same time, fleet tracking, mapping and reporting help fleets optimise their daily and strategic operations. To GreenRoad customers this means increased safety and customer satisfaction and reduced operating costs for a clear competitive advantage.
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