BJ Crowther is raising vehicle and driver efficiency levels as part of a three-month trial using Volvo’s Dynafleet fleet management system.
The Dynafleet app allows real-time monitoring of the Oldham-based company's fleet of five Volvo FMX 8x4 tippers.
This means it can pinpoint critical data and take immediate actions for reduced costs and improved vehicle usage.
The app also ranks drivers’ performance, based on a total fuel efficiency score, to identify driver training needs. Drivers can also track their own score over time as well as comparing their results with others.
Phil Crowther, managing director at BJ Crowther, said: "We are just four weeks into the trial, but already there are significant improvements with fuel consumption and driver behaviour.
“I’m keen to establish a ‘best practice’ league, with a prize at the end of each month for the best performing driver.
“However, there are a number of mitigating factors to consider, such as area of operation and vehicle type, as we run a sole 13-litre FMX 380hp rigid alongside four 11 litre, 410hp models.
"There are also three different differential ratios to consider, but the Dynafleet app covers all this and we can also assign the fleet to a particular type of usage, in our case ‘construction’."