A&E Fire & Security achieves a 9.8% fuel saving and enhanced driver safety with Lightfoot

A&E Fire & Security, the south of England’s leading fire and security protection specialist, has announced that it has installed Lightfoot’s award-winning in-cab technology and rewards platform across its fleet of 27 commercial vehicles. Introduced to reduce the company’s carbon footprint, fuel use and claims incidence, Lightfoot’s driver behaviour technology has already resulted in a miles per gallon saving of 9.8% and reductions in over speeding by 19.5%.

Industry leaders in fire equipment and security services, A&E Fire and Security is dedicated to improving working conditions and creating a more environmentally-friendly, fuel-efficient fleet in order to provide a high standard service to their customers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Uniquely, after purchasing and installing the devices, A&E and Lightfoot elected to run the devices in ‘blind’ mode – in which its devices were installed but did not interact with the drivers – for several weeks. This established a definitive baseline for the fleet’s efficiency. With a clear picture of A&E’s fleet performance established, Lightfoot turned the devices ‘live’ – activating real-time visual and audible feedback to help drivers maintain a more efficient driving style.

The impact of Lightfoot was instant, slashing incidents of overspeeding by almost 20%. Lightfoot driving penalties fell by 99%, and this smoother, less aggressive driving style has delivered fuel savings of 9.8%.

Lightfoot’s innovative in-cab driver feedback and accompanying driver rewards platform helps drivers achieve great efficiency from their vehicles, while reducing harmful emissions by up to 20%, at fault accidents by up to 40% and wear and tear costs by 45%.

The pocket-sized dashboard display device uses live engine data to provide drivers with real-time feedback, helping fleets to improve efficiency and safety one mile at a time.

Lightfoot also provides drivers with an accompanying app, giving drivers full insight into their driving performance and score, along with access to exclusive competitions and rewards that serve as an incentive to maintain a smoother driving style.

Lynn De Backer, A&E Fire & Security’s Finance Manager commented: “We feel strongly about being able to carry out our daily work to a high standard for our customers. In order to achieve this vision, we require a safe, motivated, and highly-skilled team of engineers who are out on the road 24/7 tending to problems big and small.

“Introducing Lightfoot has not only helped us to make driving conditions better and journeys safer, our staff are now also rewarded for their commitment, whilst introducing a little competitive edge to keep team spirits high.

“Lightfoot innovatively monitors our CO2 emissions and encourages better, more fuel-efficient driving which in turn helps to reduce emissions. As a company we are looking beyond our competition, setting a benchmark and making our fleet more efficient and greener.”

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