Comex 2000 is rolling out Lightfoot’s in-cab coaching, rewards, and progressive telematics platform across its fleet of 700 vans, to help cut fuel bills, emissions, and accidents on the road.
The telecoms infrastructure services provider, which counts Virgin Media O2, Zayo, Community Fibre and Gigaclear among its customers, successfully trialled Lightfoot in 254 vehicles over two months.
Lightfoot’s driver-focused technology succeeded in improving MPG by 8.3% at the same time as reducing idling by 7% and emissions by more than 8%.
Combined with Lightfoot’s smartphone rewards app and competitive driver leagues, Comex 2000 is now on target to cut its carbon footprint by more than 2,756 tonnes over the next five years, at the same time as reducing fuel use across its fleet of vans by more than 1 million litres.
Raman Nevile, fleet manager for Comex 2000, said: “As a business, we are focused on adopting technology that provides appropriate learning and development opportunities to our employees, so that they can operate in an environmentally responsible manner. We’re also committed to preventing work-related injury and ill health through the elimination of hazards and management of significant risks and opportunities for our workers.
“Lightfoot was selected for trial as it coaches drivers in real time and has a reputation for reducing carbon emissions and accidents on the road. I’m pleased to say it didn’t disappoint. The change has been significant and positive, transforming the relationship between the driver and their vehicle. It has dramatically improved driving styles across our business and has cut fuel-sapping and environmentally damaging harsh acceleration habits by 56%. Our drivers feel more included and are making a positive difference.”
The proportion of drivers achieving ‘Elite Driver’ status has risen from 40% to 89%, as they seek to unlock access to Lightfoot’s rewards and cash prizes.
Paul Hollick, managing director of Lightfoot, added: “Comex 2000 is driven by a commitment to reducing its impact on the environment, at the same time as enhancing the safety of its staff and other road users. That’s where our self-managed, driver-focused technology and progressive telematics comes into its own, producing users that are motivated to drive with greater care week-in and week-out. That’s driving change for the better one mile at a time. It’s what sets Lightfoot apart as a game changer in fleet management.”