GreenRoad help Johnsons cut driver risk and boost MPG
By Kyle Lindsay
Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 15:00
CUT: Johnsons slash driver risk and consumption
West Midlands bus and coach operator Johnsons are boasting tens of thousands of pounds worth of savings after deploying GreenRoad across their 50-strong fleet.
The driver performance management leaders have helped Johnsons make big fuel savings, while also cutting the risk of road incidents.
Since using GreenRoad, the bus fleet has travelled 50,000 more miles than in the same period in 2012, yet used 11,000litres less fuel.
Johnsons have also seen their team of nearly 80 drivers reduce the number of risky manoeuvres by 78%.
At the end of 2012, before the drivers were given in-cab feedback, Johnsons had 25 higher-risk drivers and now they have none.
Peter Johnson, Managing Director of Johnsons, said: “Our team of professional drivers is now much better at anticipating events.
“As some of our routes involve country roads with tractors, this results in a smoother ride for passengers and reduced risk for the fleet.
“GreenRoad brings well-being to drivers and customers and this is supported and celebrated by the continual success of our drivers.
“We didn’t have many accidents to begin with but we chose GreenRoad because we could see how it would increase road safety by empowering our drivers with information transparency as well as reducing our costs.
“It is gratifying to know that passengers are complimenting drivers on their smooth journeys and we are seeing an increase in fuel-efficient driving.
“The ability to track our vehicles has also proved to be very beneficial.”
The driver performance feedback from GreenRoad is complemented by an incentive scheme recognising improved driving, consistent driving, no incidents and the number of times a driver logs in to check their profile.
Drivers are then awarded on a weekly, monthly and annual basis.
Andy Cozens, Director of Sales at GreenRoad, added: “We are delighted to have secured one of Britain’s most highly respected PCV operators as a customer.
“With its decision to use GreenRoad, Johnsons has demonstrated a strong commitment to offer its customers the very highest standards of service, comfort and safety.”