Skilled Labour Services cuts high-risk driving by two-thirds

Skilled Labour Services’ micro-fleet has seen incidents of high-risk driving cut by two-thirds with the adoption of Lightfoot technology.

The company said it wanted a self-managing solution that would reduce fuel and vehicle bills, as well as help drivers to be safer on the road.

The civil engineering firm said it has seen improvements in the way its drivers are conducting themselves on the roads leading to an increase in MPG of 4.9%, cuts in idling by 4% and reductions in CO2 emissions by almost 5%.

Richard Allen, director of Skilled Labour Services, said: “Since we started using Lightfoot, the overall performance of our drivers has improved by at least 70% with a 67% reduction in dangerous driving.

“Ensuring that our team get to site safely and on time is vital to us, as our commitment is to save our clients time and money, enabling projects to be completed on schedule and within budget.

“By reducing the likelihood of accidents through Lightfoot’s in-cab technology, which guides our drivers to a safer more mindful style of driving, we can deliver on that promise.”

The company has rolled-out Lightfoot across its 14-strong fleet of Vauxhall combo vans.

Allen said: “With Lightfoot on our side, we now have a virtual fleet manager and the key to safe driving, that ensures the safety of our workforce and a positive impact on our vehicle insurance.”

Martin Kadhim, co-founder and director of Lightfoot, said: “Through our pocket-sized dashboard display device which uses live engine data to provide drivers with real-time visual and audible feedback, we empower and enable individuals to become safer, and more efficient on the road as they drive.

“That, combined with our driver app, rewards package, and end of journey score, encourages users to become ‘elite drivers’, which is where businesses see the best efficiencies and savings across the board, and drivers get rewards and access to cash prizes in The Drivers’ Lottery.”

Fleet News Awards + Commercial Fleet Awards 2021

The Fleet News Awards is moving to a new date for 2021.

Traditionally held in March, next year the awards night moves to June 29 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. It will also for the first time incorporate the Commercial Fleet Awards to create an unparalleled celebration that honours and recognises excellence across every part of the fleet sector.

Stephen Briers, editor-in-chief of Fleet News, said: “With the industry in turmoil due to the coronavirus pandemic, we had a chance to reflect and review our awards proposition for 2021. While going virtual is an option, and one we are very excited about with our Fleet & Mobility Live show in November, we believe that an awards evening is also a networking evening and a chance to meet old friends and make new acquaintances in a relaxed environment.

“For many guests, it’s their industry highlight of the year. That’s why we decided to move the date to give us a better chance of being live at the Grosvenor House.”

Fleet News Awards 2021, incorporating Commercial Fleet Awards, will offer a unique opportunity to bring together the entire fleet sector to celebrate and honour the best people, companies and vehicles.

It is set to become the biggest and most important night in fleet. Further details about awards categories, judges and auditing will be released in January when Fleet News officially launches the Fleet News Awards 2021.

If you can’t wait until then, and want to know more, please email

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