Six drivers from Norfolk-based operator Simonds Coach & Travel have achieved GreenRoad Fleet Elite status for their safe, smooth and fuel-efficient driving.
A presentation was made to drivers Steve Cutting, David Elliott, Dale Evans, Michael Gardiner, Andrew Gorringe and Samuel Spinks in recognition of their achievements.
GreenRoad is a technology-based device installed in the vehicle to improve driving behaviour as the telematics measure corner and lane handling, speed, acceleration and braking patterns which all contribute to passenger safety and comfort and also fuel efficiency. The entire fleet of PCVs is equipped with the GreenRoad driver performance management system and all staff participate in GreenRoad safe driving strategy.
Martyn Simonds, MD of Simonds, said: “We are proud of our ‘Fleet Elite’ drivers who have consistently applied GreenRoad principles and we extend our thanks and congratulations to them. To qualify for this award the drivers have had to log 500 driving hours over a 12-month period and maintain a safety score of five or less which is a fantastic achievement. In 2012 less than 5% of GreenRoad drivers worldwide achieved this so to have six drivers, representing 12% of Simonds driving staff, is very pleasing and a well-deserved honour. It distinguishes Simonds’ drivers as being amongst the best in the world and also means that they are contributing to a greener, cleaner environment.”