Bed manufacturer Silentnight has saved 400,000 litres of fuel worth £500,000 and has cut CO2 emissions by more than 1 million kilograms after adopting BigChange technology,
The transport and delivery management system combines back-office delivery planning, a proof-of-delivery app for drivers, defect management and real-time tracking of tractor units and trailers.
An upgrade to the BigChange platform also includes drivers being equipped with Samsung tablets which will replace paper-based manifests and delivery notes.
The tablets will manage receipt of delivery instructions, electronic proof of delivery with photo capture, timesheets, electronic start-of-day vehicle walkaround checks and a daily driver debrief.
Inbuilt telematics, integrated with the vehicle tachograph captures detailed insight on driver behaviour, including metrics on speeding, harsh braking and cornering.
Drivers are rewarded with a bonus twice a year to recognise their efforts to reduce fuel use, improve safety and cut carbon emissions.
Since the technology was implemented in July 2013, the BigChange system has cut CO2 emissions bymore than 1m kg and is saving Silentnight more than 100,000 litres of diesel annually. Fuel economy has improved by 12% from 9.9mpg to 11.2mpg.