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Driver behaviour tech generates six-figure annual saving on downtime

City Electrical Factors (CEF) has seen vehicle downtime drop by 45%, while fuel costs have been cut by almost 12% following the installation of the Lightfoot in-cab technology and rewards platform.

Ian Thorn, fleet operations manager, CEF
Ian Thorn, fleet operations manager, CEF

Installed across its fleet of light commercial vehicles and Aspire graduate trainee cars to improve fuel efficiency and cut emissions, the technology has also brought about significant reductions in the frequency of accidents involving the firm’s vehicles.

Ian Thorn, CEF Fleet operations manager, said: “Downtime has decreased from 2.01 days in 2015 to 1.11 days at the end of 2017. That’s a 45% reduction in the amount of time our vehicles are out of action and equates to a significant six-figure annual saving.”

Martin Kadhim, director at Lightfoot, added: “Because Lightfoot relieves CEF’s fleet management of the need to process huge amounts of data, which is typically necessary with traditional telematics systems, they have been able to focus on actions that are going to have the biggest positive impact in the shortest possible time.

“In the case of Richard and his fellow group managers, Lightfoot has enabled them to quickly and efficiently identify and address any problems through driver support and training, enabling the fleet to deliver maximum efficiency.”

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 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.

Natalie edits all the Fleet World websites and newsletters, and loves to hear about any latest industry news.

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