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Lightfoot trial brings fuel savings of 8.4%

Property management and development specialist, the Sovini Group is rolling out Lightfoot’s driver behaviour solution across its fleet of 170 commercial vehicles after a trial demonstrated the technology’s safety and fuel-saving benefits.

The Sovini Group has installed Lightfoot in its fleet of 170 vehicles to improve driver safety and efficiency.
The Sovini Group has installed Lightfoot in its fleet of 170 vehicles to improve driver safety and efficiency.

The group, which includes the companies One Vision Housing, Carroll Build, Sovini Property Services and Sovini Trade Supplies, reported that the initial pilot reduced instances of potentially high-risk or inefficient driving by over 97%, resulting in fuel savings of 8.4%.

The technology has also put an end to the need for the group’s fleet managers to retrospectively analyse large quantities of data, in order to identify poor performing drivers. Lightfoot’s weekly reports help fleet managers easily identify the small number of individuals who are struggling to reach their target, who can then be supported with further measures.

The Sovini Group is now following up the installation of the technology with its own driver reward scheme, in recognition of the improved safety standards of its drivers. The scheme is being managed by Lightfoot as part of its new ‘Driver Perks’ service and recently launched ‘Sponsored Leagues’, which allows suppliers, partners or insurers of Lightfoot fleets to sponsor their own dedicated league. This ensures that one driver in the fleet wins a reward every week.

Martin Kadhim, director at Lightfoot, said: “Sovini are a great example of exactly the kind of forward-thinking company that we love to work with. They actively champion Lightfoot and engage with drivers to maximise the benefits to their fleet operations and costs.”

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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