Lucion Services, environmental risk management specialists based in Gateshead, is to roll out Lightfoot’s in-vehicle driver efficiency technology and rewards platform to its fleet of 197 vans.
The decision follows successful trials which led to uplifts in mpg by more than 10%, reductions in CO2 emissions by 5.6%, falls in idling time by 29% and the eradication of instances of dangerous driving. Lightfoot claims that nearly 1000 tonnes of CO2 will be prevented from entering the earth’s atmosphere over a five year period.
Lucion Services, which has 12 bases throughout the UK, was keen to find a fleet management solution that would not only improve the safety of its drivers but which would also reduce its carbon footprint and fuel costs, its second highest overhead.
Lightfoot says it delivered on all fronts while also reducing instances of harsh acceleration, harsh braking and harsh cornering thanks to its pocket-sized dashboard display device, which uses live engine data to provide drivers with real-time visual and audible feedback.
This guides drivers to the ‘sweet spot of the engine’, improving both fuel economy and safety on the roads. The audible end of journey score from the device also enables drivers to strive towards achieving Lightfoot’s Elite Driver status score of 85 or more, which unlocks access to weekly prize draws.