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Swiftclean cuts fuel bills, on-road accidents and vehicle damage

Swiftclean has announced the successful implementation of Lightfoot’s in-cab technology across its fleet, leading to a reduction in fuel bills, on-road accidents and vehicle damage.

Utilising Lightfoot’s in-cab driver guidance system across its fleet of 34-vehicles, Swiftlcean recorded an MPG increase of 6.1%, savings of fuel expenses of circa 10% and a fall in insurance premiums of 20%.

Gary Nicholls, managing director of Swiftclean, said: “I am a real advocate of Lightfoot. The system does exactly what it says on the tin, cutting accidents, wear and tear costs, and reducing our idling time by 3%.

“Since we first had the devices installed all our drivers’ scores have improved significantly. So far, we’ve seen a 92% reduction in driving penalties, which corelates almost exactly with percentage falls in sudden braking, harsh cornering and aggressive acceleration.

“Now, our drivers regularly attain Lightfoot’s ‘Elite Driver’ standard, which is the point where we see the best savings, and our drivers unlock access to great prizes. By becoming more mindful, our team are safer on the roads, resulting in fewer accidents and reduced claims.

“Instances of dangerous driving have fallen by 80% too. That’s led to a 20% saving on our fleet insurance renewal this year. That, on top of our fuel savings (which we estimate to be around 10%), makes Lightfoot a no-brainer as an investment. The system wholeheartedly delivers what it promises.”

Reducing a fleet’s carbon footprint, NOx particulates and CO2 emissions was an influence in Swiftclean’s decision to install Lightfoot across its fleet.

Nicholls said “With Lightfoot’s in-cab technology and the app, our drivers have the opportunity to be personally and routinely rewarded for carrying out their daily duties. That really resonates with our team and has helped to reinforce a strong sense of community within the company, as well as healthy competition between colleagues.

“That in turn has enhanced staff wellbeing at the same time as slashing fuel costs and greenhouse emissions, a core aspect of our company values.”

Martin Kadhim, co-founder and partnerships director at Lightfoot, said: “One of the perennial problems we’ve spotted in great businesses like Swiftclean is that they routinely overpay for the running costs of their fleet.

“That’s typically the consequence of poor fuel economy, high insurance premiums, elevated levels of wear and tear and higher accident rates caused by harsh driving styles.

“Lightfoot provides an instant, self-managed solution to this problem by empowering those in the driving seat to drive change for the better.

“By enabling individuals to adopt a more mindful and smoother style of driving, and rewarding them for doing so, Lightfoot helps fleets cut harmful emissions and fuel costs by up to 15%. It also lowers at-fault accidents by up to 40% and reduces wear and tear costs by as much as 45%.”

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