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Viridor selects Microlise to help with emissions reduction, safe driving and to enhance customer service

Recycling, renewable energy and waste management company, Viridor, has chosen telematics specialist Microlise to support its continual drive to improve efficiency within its transport operations.

Viridor offers a wide range of services to its customers from recycling and waste collections, skips and bins, through to fully integrated contracts for both the private and public sectors which has led to procurement of a wide range of vehicles to meet the needs of its customers.

The Viridor UK fleet of over 600 rigids and HGVs will be installed with Microlise telematics devices at 40 locations over the coming months.

Viridor has clearly defined goals – including reduction in carbon emissions, improvement in the safety of both drivers and the general public and further advancement of customer service.

Eight telematics suppliers were invited to tender and were eventually whittled down to two suppliers. Trials were carried out at Viridor’s London and Berkshire depots where the Microlise solution showed that an average fuel and carbon emissions saving of 5.9% was realised.

Andy Cordery, regional manager - collection services and fleet at Viridor, said: "By using the data to focus on driving style, we saw a significant reduction in fuel consumption, which is beneficial in both economic and environmental terms. For a variety of reasons, some drivers save 3% in fuel and others save up to 11% - but we’re happy with the average.”

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