Transport Scotland Green driver recognition scheme 

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OVERVIEW  

Changing driver behaviour lies at the heart of Amey’s green initiative running across highways contracts in Scotland and Northern Ireland.  

This important initiative recognises the impact that fuel efficiency has on our environment and is delivered through a combination of training, monitoring, motivation and reward combined with clear communication.  

The initiative involved three key strands:  

  • Training – Delivered by specialist providers, this practical training equipped our people with the knowledge and support to make small changes to their driving style that deliver big benefits for the environment. It included analysis of mileage, and fuel consumption by vehicle type and two 20-minute coaching sessions with an instructor
  • Monitoring – Through our Masternaut fleet telematics system, recording performance data across numerous parameters, including MPG, harsh braking, acceleration and cornering, speed, location, mileage and idling 
  • An in-cab coach – This warns the driver when poor driving practices are detected Information is unique to each driver and facilitated through a fob system. Recorded data can be reviewed through an online portal and detailed reports can be created to aid analysis. 

BENEFITS  

The scheme delivered an MPG improvement of 12% with little or no impact on journey time or average speed, with 117 drivers taking part.  

FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES  

The initiative is being rolled out across other Amey contracts. While in Scotland and Northern Ireland, a new quarterly Green Driver Award is designed to further incentivise green driving practice among our drivers. 

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