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Telent achieves £216,000 in fuel savings

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Technology services company, Telent, has revealed how improved driver behaviour and fuel initiatives among its mobile workforce has resulted in an annual fuel saving of £216,000.

The company has dramatically reduced incidents of speeding, idling, harsh braking and other such efficiency failings among 250 of its drivers following the introduction of driving performance tools from TomTom.

“TomTom’s fleet management solutions have given us a clear insight into the driver behaviour of our mobile workers and has enabled us to encourage improved performance behind the wheel,” said Neil Williams, Telent’s head of estates, facilities management and fleet.

“The bottom line savings have been remarkable – and we can now see an average fuel cost difference of £72 per driver per month, between best and worst performing drivers.”

WORKsmart fleet management combines TomTom tracking and navigation with the ecoPLUS on-board fuel diagnostic device, which reads fuel consumption data directly from vehicles on the road.

“Having these efficiency tools at our fingertips are generating exciting results and have led to us to recently rolling the system out across a further 450 vehicles,” added Williams.

“We are anticipating significant further bottom line fuel savings over the coming months, along with substantial motor insurance premium reductions as a result of an improved fleet risk profile.”

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