Shaun Atton, group fleet manager at Auto Windscreens, will be revealing the changes he’s implemented to improve safety and reduce risk in the business at this year's Virtual Fleet & Mobility Live.
Atton will be speaking on the first day of the conference at 4:00PM in his session, 'Running a safe fleet'.
He said: “In my session, I'll be looking at the implementations that I’ve made over the past couple of years, hearing some ideas from delegates, they may have already implemented these things, or they may have different views on these things.
“But it's the way that I've learned over the past two years coming into a fleet managers role from operational background is to listen to what other people are doing and look at other companies. It's good that we all learn from each other.”
Auto Windscreens won the award for Most Improved Fleet at the 2020 Fleet News Awards for the changes made to its fleet operation since Atton assumed the position in 2017, which resulted in improved compliance and safety standards; reduced maintenance, leasing, fuel, incident and insurance costs; and better driver engagement.
Atton has been with the business for 16 years, starting out as a glass repair and replacement technician before progressing to operational roles.
Integrating telematics with existing 3G cameras and bringing accident management in-house has allowed the company to improve safety and reduce risk within the business, says Atton.
He said: “The biggest thing for us has been the connected vehicle, connecting our 3D cameras with a driver behaviour platform and having it all in one reporting dashboard – it’s been a big game changer for us.
“If we get driving events, it will automatically pull up videos for us. We don’t just see a statistic; we see a video to go beyond the statistic. Which I think is a lot more beneficial than looking at a dashboard with numbers on it.”
Atton also says communication with drivers is key, ‘with very little cost’, in running a safe fleet.
He said: “If you can actually sit down with a driver and show them, this was you on that moment, and this is what you shouldn't have been doing - that's what's worked really well for us, that talk in between the two systems.
“It’s allowed the management information that comes with the platform, which has allowed us to send out league tables, sharing the good and the bad, and coaching our drivers, as opposed to sitting down and telling the guys off – we actually tell them where they’ve gone wrong and it enables us to coach them based on the information we available to us.”