Public Sewer Services renews Lightfoot contract14 February 2023

Public Sewer Services Lightfoot Lightfoot helped cut fleet emissions by more than 15%.

Maintenance company Public Sewer Services has renewed its contract with Lightfoot, having saved more than £58,000 in fuel bills and reduced carbon dioxide by 102 tonnes.

In trials, Lightfoot was shown to improve mpg by 15.5%, at the same time as reducing vehicle idling by 29%. Lightfoot also helped to cut fleet emissions by more than 15%.

Operating a fleet of vehicles ranging from Vauxhall Corsa vans to 32 tonne grab trucks, Public Sewer Services is now on target to cut its fleet carbon footprint by more than 510 tonnes over the next five years.

John Moran, Transport and Training Manager for Public Sewer Services, said: “Lightfoot delivers significant fuel savings and carbon reductions through the adoption of a driver first approach. It engages with our drivers in real time, delivering ‘in-the-moment’ coaching, modifying driving styles for the better, and preventing more costly styles of driving. That reduces harsh acceleration, braking and cornering, resulting in lower emissions, less fuel use, reduced vehicle wear and tear, and fewer road incidents.

“Combined with Lightfoot’s smartphone reward app and driver leagues, we’ve seen a dramatic positive uplift in driver engagement with over 80% of our drivers actively participating. You might say it’s training by stealth, but it really works, and the prizes are a great incentive.

“This, combined with other measures, has contributed towards big drops in accidents and incidents involving our vehicles, which has fallen from one incident or accident once every 34,000 miles in 2017, to one every 79,000 miles today.”

Public Sewer Services staff are now actively looking to self-moderate their driving style so that they can gain access to a range of Lightfoot’s prizes, which include the Drivers’ Lottery. Those that achieve ‘Elite Drivers’ status are able to enter draws where they can win up to £100 each week.

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