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Road trials show Lightfoot Driver Behaviour Technology fuel savings for van fleets

The company has tested the system with more than 20 UK fleets, ranging from delivery companies and construction contractors to utilities and local authorities, and says that on average Lightfoot demonstrated net savings of more than £70,000 per four-year term for a fleet of 50 vans. One company, which installed 100 vans with Lightfoot, also recorded a 50% drop in own-fault road traffic accidents.

Mark Roberts, managing director of Ashwoods Automotive, said: ‘Every single trial we conducted with Lightfoot delivered a significant increase in van MPG, ranging from 5% to 23%.

‘Because Lightfoot is so competitively priced it can reduce fleet overheads while also lowering their fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Based on our real-world data, a fleet of 50 vans each travelling around 20,000 miles a year would save on average of more than £18,000 per annum by using Lightfoot.’

Lightfoot advises the driver on how to drive in a more efficient manner with the help of real time audio and visual aids. It also monitors performance and sends a simple email report to the fleet manager on a weekly or monthly basis.

Ashwoods will be showcasing Lightfoot at the CV Show 2013. Fleets can also benefit from trials to assess and measure the benefits of Lightfoot.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.