Secured Mail saves £160,000 through driver re-education

Through implementing a driver behaviour program supported by telematics, Secured Mail (part of the Delivery Group) has saved £160,000 in the last year.

According to the delivery company, it has used TomTom Telematics WEBFLEET fleet management system that aids fleets analyse driver performance and make targeted improvements. The upshot is an average 8% uplift in miles per gallon as well as a 15% decrease in incidents of unsafe driving.

The programme helped Secured Mail save £130,000 in fuel and an extra £30,000 on maintenance despite an increase in overall mileage driven by the fleet.

“Secured Mail is a 24-hour operation, with drivers out on the road at all times, so it is incredibly important we do everything we can to minimize risks to our employees’ safety,” said James Wilkins, Operations and IT Director at Secured Mail, which has also achieved ISO 39001 certification for road traffic safety. “We are covering more miles than ever before but have managed to achieve savings on fuel and maintenance by using driver performance data to help our employees improve through direct feedback, support and targeted training.”

The WEBFLEET system, implemented with support from TomTom Telematics reseller Fleet Trak, includes OptiDrive 360 , which scores drivers based on a range of key performance indicators, including speeding, driving events and idling.

Secured Mail uses these scores to create league tables, which rank drivers based on performance, and provide targeted training. ROSPA-accredited driver assessors conduct weekly briefings with drivers using the data and footage from vehicle cameras to discuss performance and identify methods for improvement.

“Drivers love the competitive aspect and the use of league tables has helped to provide a stronger incentive for improvement,” added Wilkins. “But it is also important to work with the drivers to ensure they get all the help and support they need to improve scores.”

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