Road transport specialist Pentalver is saving more than £50,000 a year by improving driver behaviour across its 107-strong Cannock truck fleet.
Following the introduction of a performance improvement programme underpinned by TomTom Telematics ‘Webfleet’, a Software-as-a-Service solution for businesses to increase fleet efficiency, the company has seen fuel efficiency improve from an average 8.5 to 9.6 mpg per vehicle.
The system scores drivers on a range of performance indicators from fuel consumption, speeding and idling to driving events, gear shifting and constant speed. Pentalver has incentivised improvement by offering drivers a quarterly bonus if they hit agreed performance targets.
Nick Matthews, Pentalver general manager, said: “Webfleet has given us the tools to introduce the bonus scheme and has empowered our drivers to optimise their mpg by giving them real-time feedback and advice.
“Idling time, in particular, has been cut dramatically since we introduced the initiative and we have been able to offer driving training support for those employees that have most needed it.”
Pentalver has also integrated Webfleet with container transport management system ‘Tops’, enabling more accurate job planning, scheduling and customer service with full fleet and journey time visibility.