City West Works implements Masternaut driver behaviour system

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City West Works, the housing association maintenance company, has cut CO2 emissions by over 40 tonnes by implementing a driver behaviour system.

Masternaut installed a system to monitor poor driving habits through points, where drivers are scored against vehicle economy and driving behaviour, alerting them to any bad manoeuvres they make. 

Co-ordination challenges were also minimised with at-a-glance visibility of vehicle whereabouts at any given time.

The solution has been installed across 105 of City West Works’ vehicles, with a plan to extend the contract for another two years.

Managers receive weekly email reports that accurately monitor and record the behaviour of their drivers and determine those who are exhibiting the best driving performance. Poor driving habits such as harsh; cornering, breaking, acceleration and speeding are all measured and put forward in these reports. Managers can then approach drivers performing poorly and discuss ways of improving their driving with guidance from Masternaut.

John Ashworth, facilities officer at City West Works, said: “Cutting down CO2 emissions and reducing fuel costs have been high priorities for us. We’ve saved just short of £17,000 in fuel alone and reduced CO2 emissions by 40.6 tonnes thanks to Masternaut’s solution.

"The reports Masternaut provide us with allows managers to see how drivers are wasting fuel and put a stop to this. Since April last year we have also started receiving a second report from Masternaut on a month to month basis showing how much fuel and Co2 savings we have made."

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