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Fife Council saves £189,000 on annual fuel costs with TomTom Telematics

Fife Council van

Fife Council has reduced its annual fuel bill by £189,000 through implementing a driver improvement programme with TomTom Telematics.

The building services and direct response teams benefitted from the Webfleet programme, resulting in a “substantial reduction” in carbon emissions in 2017. 

CO2 output was cut by 3,400 tonnes compared to the previous year, thanks to a 15% improvement in fuel economy.

Fife Council’s operations officer Jennifer Thain said: “We have seen our staff become much more motivated to improve their driving style and encouraged to drive with more consideration.

“As well as cutting fuel consumption, this ultimately reduces wear and tear on tyres, brakes and clutches.”

Thain added: “The Webfleet system has become highly valued as it means we can now respond to queries relating to our fleet within minutes. As a local authority, we deal with many enquiries from the public.

“The system can be used to confirm the exact location of our vehicles, and also to defend or confirm any third party claims against our drivers.

“The technology is also used to locate staff if, for example, they are not answering their phone, helping us to improve employee safety standards.”

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