Shepherds Bush Housing Association prides itself on being an innovative organisation that is always open to new ideas, so it’s no surprise that Lightfoot’s unique driver coaching technology caught their attention. And after a successful trial of the in-cab devices, there was no hesitation in rolling out the cutting-edge fleet management solution.
The fleet-wide launch of Lightfoot coincided with the rollout of SBHA’s updated vehicles, meaning the organisation’s employees were all set to get the maximum benefit from their new vans – and the results speak for themselves.
SBHA has been able to achieve far greater fuel economy thanks to the smoother driving style encouraged by Lightfoot’s real-time driver feedback, with savings of 5.9% across the entire fleet. Not only are the association’s workforce accelerating and braking more gently, but they have also reduced idling time by 7%, helping to keep fuel consumption low. This more economical way of driving is also great news for the environment, which ties in with SBHA’s sustainable approach as a responsible business. The group is now preventing just under 12 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions every year, and it’s all down to the way that drivers are handling their vehicles with Lightfoot’s guidance.
Smoother driving equals safer driving, as cutting down on aggressive habits means drivers have more time to anticipate the road ahead, react to potential hazards, and carry out any necessary manoeuvres. Prior to using Lightfoot’s van fleet management system, the organisation was dealing with an array of avoidable insurance claims for traffic accidents, but now that instances of dangerous driving have been curtailed by a fantastic 71%, these claims have all but disappeared.
The outcome of all of this is that even though expenses are generally trending upwards for the fleet industry as a whole, Shepherds Bush Housing Association has found that the savings achieved through Lightfoot have granted them cost neutrality, helping to ease the sting of rising prices in all areas of their fleet operations.
“I’m a huge champion of Lightfoot’s fleet risk management technology. With costs going up across the board, it’s a vital bit of kit for fleets and I couldn’t recommend it enough – there’s nothing else quite like it out there. There really are no downsides and the positives are immense, from reduced emissions and better MPG to huge improvements in road safety, which as Shepherds Bush Housing Association has seen, can have a significant impact on accidents and insurance claims.” – Phil Hayes, Insurance Consultant to Shepherds Bush Housing Association.