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Montel group of companies reduce van fleet accidents by 80%

The Montel group of companies has slashed at-fault claims on its van fleet by 80% with the help of the Lightfoot driver feedback platform.

The Montel group of companies has seen an 80% reduction in at-fault claims following the implementation of the LIghtfoot solution

The group, which comprises Montel Civil Engineering, Enviromontel and Henwick Mill Groundworks, installed Lightfoot on its fleet in early 2018 in a move to reduce both claims and fuel, while cutting emissions.

Lightfoot, which also brings a driver rewards platform, has already lowered the environmental impact of the companies’ vehicles by 10%, correlating with a 9.6% improvement in fuel economy. But even more impressive is the 80% reduction in at-fault claims, as recorded by broker Dunsby Associates.

Scott Batty, head of broking at Dunsby Associates, said: “This has been a great result for all parties involved. We know our customer takes risk seriously and promotes driver safety wherever possible. Thanks to Lightfoot, their drivers are demonstrably safer and, as a result, the company has reduced their costs resulting from at-fault accidents.”

Montel employees are also benefiting from the partnership between the two firms.  Van driver Dan Davies recently won Lightfoot’s Fleet Driver of the Week after exceeding the KPI for efficient driving measured by Lightfoot. In recognition of his good driving, Davies claimed the popular prize of a pie a week for a year.

John Kirkland, managing director of Montel Civil Engineering and Enviromontel, said: “We are always on the lookout for ways to keep our employees safe and Lightfoot seemed a great way to not only protect our drivers, but reward them too.”

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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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