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Fleet Profiles Features - Page 30

  • The London Borough of Hackney has recognised the buying power that a co-ordinated procurement programme can achieve and is now looking to take it to the next level having saved hundreds of thousands of pounds and benn the first local authority to be made business champion.

  • Driver risk assessment and training is a key deliverable of CE Electric UK's wider Safety Improvement Plan. They have also appointed a full-time Road Risk Manager with a dedicated budget for the delivery of the road risk management programme.

  • Staffordshire Moorlands District Council’s commitment to reducing its impact on climate change has resulted in a dramatic fall in mileage and vehicle emissions.

  • Technology, safety and the environment are an increasing part of David Lang's job. All relate to driving down costs.

  • Hannaford, a project management and construction company based in Hertfordshire, recently appointed a full time fleet manager, Leigh Stiff, after Hannaford accountant Matt Vier struggled to cope with the growing demands from legislation and fleet responsibilities.

  • The potential to cut fleet operating costs by at least 10 per cent, while also reducing its carbon footprint was a timely offer for the North London Gas Alliance (NLGA).

  • Sainsburys drivers have experienced levels of increased awareness when driving, as a result of the risk assessments and driver training programmes. Additionally, the employees feel that there is a “knock-on effect” to their personal driving, through the organisation making them more aware, providing them with more information, and improving their driving skills, so making them safer drivers.

  • Network Rail have saved £4 million in fleet costs since they launched a new fleet programme three years ago, managing 8,500 vehicles with a fleet budget of £65 million a year.

  • Cordek gives its drivers free private fuel – just four have opted out - and only checks costs once a month when the accounts are done. The policy is based around recruitment and employee welfare.

  • Blaenau Gwent Borough Council operates a fleet of more than 200 vehicles. The Council has recently employed a new Transport Manager and when this member of staff took over this role, he suspected that driver training was not as effective as it should be.