National utilities contractor T&K Gallagher is achieving impressive results after installing telematics cameras on more than 500 trucks and vans in its fleet, to allow driver behaviour to be monitored and analysed.
The company has seen instances of speeding drop by 35% and a substantial reduction in fuel costs due to drivers adopting a smoother driving style. Accidents involving the company’s vehicles are also down, by 39%.
It has implemented speeding league tables, and introduced a points-based system. Employees who receive points get training to get to drive more carefully.
Company director Sam Atherton said he was delighted with the results the initiative was delivering. “The ability to easily analyse driver behaviour against a range of metrics enables us to quickly intervene when there is an issue. This helps us to reduce the risk of an accident for our colleagues and for other road users. Safety is a core value of our company, and improving driver safety is one of our important goals
“Alongside health and safety, improved driver behaviour has a positive impact on customer satisfaction. Our colleagues are ambassadors for our business, so better driving helps them to leave a good impression on our clients.”