Distribution and haulage specialist company Turners (Soham) Ltd and Milton Keynes-based vehicle telematics company Isotrak have evolved an award winning breakthrough fuel-efficiency programme resulting in national recognition by the Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme (LCRS).
The companies worked together to develop the programme, which has led to Turners, which has bases at Donington and Quadring, achieving significant operational savings in fuel and CO2 emissions across the fleet of 850 HGVs.
The unique fuel management programme identifies alternative driver routes, zones them according to efficiency, and enables mapping them in red, amber and green to show drivers the preferred routes they should use.
This leading edge work in fuel management utilises Isotrak vehicle tracking and business intelligence reporting.
The Isotrak system not only tracks the vehicles to compare and evaluate fuel usage over alternative routes it also generates route compliance reports so that drivers can be debriefed and if needs be given further coaching to improve performance.
Isotrak helped Turners develop the system to enable the company to monitor and encourage driving styles that have a positive effect on efficiency.
The system also identifies and supports the best use of fuel-efficient vehicles from specific manufacturers, so that Turners can compare actual performance data with those published by the vehicle manufacturers.
Using Isotrak driver performance data and specially developed route-based analysis and improvement tools and techniques, Turners has been able to create fuel and cost efficient routes that provide the highest possible levels of service to their customers.
Terry Skelton, fuel programme manager for Turners, said: “We’ve worked closely with Isotrak to develop our fuel efficiency programme and we have far exceeded the typical environmental and fuel performance achievable using a standard telematics-based programme.
“Our unique relationship has enabled us to take an out-of-the-box solution and develop it to meet our needs for identifying and monitoring specific driver attributes across the organisation.
“This enables us to take positive steps in improving fuel efficiency, save money, reduce our environmental footprint, and improve driver safety while enhancing our services.
“We are extremely proud of our achievements to date and we are grateful to see our efforts and achievements recognised by the Carbon Reduction Through Fuel Efficiency award.”