Civil engineering firm Skilled Labour Services says it has seen incidents of high risk driving from its fleet drop by two-thirds since installing Lightfoot technology.

Skilled Labour Services runs a fleet of 14 Vauxhall Combo vans without a dedicated fleet manager, and is therefore said to have been looking for a self-managing solution that would help to cut both fuel and vehicle bills, at the same time as helping its drivers to be safer on the road.

Lightfoot’s dashboard device, which advises drivers on their driving style in real time, is also said to have improved fuel consumption by 4.9%, reduced idling by 4%, and reduced CO2 emissions by almost 5%.

Skilled Labour Services director Richard Allen said: “Ensuring that our team get to site safely and on time is vital to us, as our commitment is to save our clients time and money, enabling projects to be completed on schedule and within budget. 

“By reducing the likelihood of accidents through Lightfoot’s in-cab technology, which guides our drivers to a safer more mindful style of driving, we can deliver on that promise.

“With Lightfoot on our side, we now have a virtual fleet manager and the key to safe driving. That ensures the safety of our workforce and a positive impact on our vehicle insurance.”

Lightfoot co-founder and director of partnerships Martin Kadhim said: “Many smaller fleets struggle to manage the way in which their drivers use their vehicles. That can result in a culture of more aggressive driving, which has negative implications for vehicle wear and tear, accident rates, mpg and emissions. 

“The holy grail for smaller fleets is to find a solution that changes all that, without the need for a dedicated fleet manager. That’s where Lightfoot steps in.”