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Van fleet cuts fuel 10% with Lightfoot

A&E Fire and Security has seen a fuel saving of 9.8% and enhanced the safety of its drivers with the deployment of the Lightfoot driver behaviour technology.

A&E Fire & Security has achieved a 9.8% fuel saving and enhanced driver safety with Lightfoot

The fire and security protection specialist has installed the solution across its fleet of 27 commercial vehicles in a move to reduce its carbon footprint, fuel use and claims incidence.

Notably, the business took the decision to run the devices in ‘blind’ mode – in which its devices were installed but did not interact with the drivers – for several weeks, which established a definitive baseline for the fleet’s efficiency.

After turning the devices ‘live’ – activating real-time visual and audible feedback to drivers – the business slashed incidents of overspeeding by almost 20% while driving ‘penalties’ doled out by the system to drivers fell by 99%. The resultant improvements in driving style has delivered fuel savings of 9.8%.

Lynn De Backer, A&E Fire & Security’s finance manager, commented: “We feel strongly about being able to carry out our daily work to a high standard for our customers. In order to achieve this vision, we require a safe, motivated, and highly skilled team of engineers who are out on the road 24/7 tending to problems big and small.

“Introducing Lightfoot has not only helped us to make driving conditions better and journeys safer, our staff are now also rewarded for their commitment, whilst introducing a little competitive edge to keep team spirits high.

“Lightfoot innovatively monitors our CO2 emissions and encourages better, more fuel-efficient driving which in turn helps to reduce emissions. As a company we are looking beyond our competition, setting a benchmark and making our fleet more efficient and greener.”

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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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