Paul Peers of Peel Ports Group has become the first winner of Activa Contracts’ latest risk management initiative, run in partnership with Lightfoot.
The ‘Activa Contracts Lightfoot Drivers’ League’ encourages smoother, safer driving among the many fleets using both Activa contracted company cars and vans, and Lightfoot’s driver behaviour technology.
Each week a driver is rewarded with a great prize, encouraging others to excel. Currently more than 2,200 drivers are eligible for the weekly draw with the number of company car and van drivers increasing “all the time”.
Peers received an Amazon Echo Dot for his exceptional driving. He received his prize from Ed Bedford, area manager (North West) with Activa Contracts, and Tom Barrie, account manager with Lightfoot.
Peers said: “I drive the same on site as off the site – I always try to be safety-conscious and I’m no speed king, so it’s nice to have a reward for it. The Echo Dot sits next to my television and when we don’t know the answer to a question, we just ask Alexa. It’s like having a talking encyclopedia. Brilliant.”
Launching the Activa Contracts Lightfoot Drivers’ League at the start of 2019, Lisa Temperton, sales and marketing director at Activa Contracts, said the company was “delighted to be supporting safer, smoother fleets with the prizes we are offering through Lightfoot".
Temperton continued: “The team at Peel Ports Group is incredibly focused upon safety. Therefore, it is no surprise that one of its drivers has won the first ever Activa Driver award. Congratulations to Paul.”
Peel Ports’ operations and engineering director, Lance Weissenborn, said: “Installing Lightfoot in our fleet has been beneficial in a number of ways.
"We are improving health and safety by encouraging safer driving and are also seeing reduced fuel consumption and emissions from our vehicles and we are rewarding our drivers for driving better. Paul’s win in the Activa Contracts Drivers Sponsored League is just reward for his consistency when operating our vehicles.”
Lightfoot’s managing director Rupert Lyon Taylor added: “Paul is the kind of driver every fleet manager wants – committed to driving safely and conscious of their responsibilities when behind the wheel. Drivers like Paul deserve rewarding and this is exactly why we do what we do.
“The dedicated Activa Contracts Lightfoot Drivers’ League is a great example just of how effective this approach can be. We hope that, as we reward more and more drivers, we will see even higher Lightfoot scores from our mutual clients.”