Lucion Services has announced the roll-out of Lightfoot’s in-vehicle driver efficiency technology and rewards platform across its fleet of 197 vans.
The decision follows trials which led to uplifts in MPG by more than 10%, reductions in CO2 emissions by 5.6% and falls in idling time by 29%, reported by Lucion Services.
Ross Boulton, chief technical officer at Lucion Services, said: “As a company we are looking beyond our competition, setting a benchmark, and making our fleet more efficient and environmentally friendly. By introducing Lightfoot, we are making our vans greener and our journeys safer.
“We also want to empower our staff and reward them for their performance. Lightfoot enables us to do that whilst introducing a little competitive edge to keep team spirits high.
“Already, our drivers have won prizes including Bluetooth speakers, Sony headphones, a Devon food hamper and other goodies. They can also enter The Drivers’ Lottery through the app giving them a one in ten chance of winning up to £100 in cash each week, as long as they maintain Elite Driver status.”
The Lightfoot app allows Lucion’s drivers review and change the driver setting from business to personal journeys and checks the vehicle’s health, providing a checklist for drivers to complete. It alerts drivers to faults, battery health and MOT/tax reminders.
Drivers can also use the app to check their driving score, join leagues, view competitions and rewards.
Boulton said: "The environmental impact that can be achieved through changing our habits are huge.
“Technology is enabling us, but it is dependent on the long-term commitment of companies and individuals. The need to be proactive in adapting the way we drive is now more important than ever.”
Lucion Services has four divisions providing accredited hazardous materials inspection, testing and consultancy, risk management advice and mitigation strategies. Its divisions also provide specialist training, groundworks, contaminated land services and infrastructure support services, as well as services to the marine sector, including onshore and offshore platforms and vessels.
Martin Kadhim, co-Founder of Lightfoot, said: “No matter how economical vans are on paper, the plain and simple truth is that unless they are driven economically, they will still use excessive amounts of fuel and produce excessive amounts of emissions.
“Give drivers a good reason to drive more smoothly and the tech to enable that and the benefits can be huge.
"That’s exactly what’s happened with Lucion Services, where Lightfoot’s in-cab device, app and rewards platform have delivered a self-managing solution that’s enhancing safety, cuttings costs, slashing emissions and keeping drivers engaged day-in and day-out.”