The result of Lightfoot’s radically different approach has been a series of incredible achievements for the Acorn Mobility Services fleet.
With their drivers now driving in a smoother fashion and avoiding dangerous behaviours such as rapid acceleration, harsh braking, and sharp cornering, the fleet has seen a 40% reduction in road traffic collisions. Not only does this mean that the fleet is safer, but it’s also helped to lower operational expenses in a number of key areas. Fewer accidents means fewer unexpected vehicle repairs, but that’s not all – before using Lightfoot, Acorn’s yearly at fault claims summary was around £180,000. Now, it’s just £13,000.
This isn’t the only major financial saving for the business – with an 11% increase in MPG, Acorn Mobility is saving around £90,000 annually on fuel costs, as the increased mileage from gentler driving has led to big savings at the pumps.
A reduction in fuel usage is also a win for the environment, as fewer emissions are produced on every journey. In fact, the fleet of installation engineers is on track to save around 180 tonnes of CO2 each year.
It’s not just the savings and risk management aspect that make Lightfoot a great fit for Acorn – according to fleet manager Pete Hodgson, it’s the service they receive as well.