By February 21, 2018 Read More →

CEF reduces fleet downtime and fuel costs with in-cab technology

Electrical distributor, City Electrical Factors (CEF), which has 390 stores across the UK, has installed in-cab technology and rewards platform Lightfoot into its fleet.

As a result, CEF reports that vehicle downtime has dropped by 45%, while fuel costs have been cut by almost 12%.

Installed primarily to improve fuel efficiency and reduce the production of harmful emissions, CEF has also seen reductions in the frequency of accidents involving its vehicles.

Ian Thorn, CEF Fleet Operations Manager, said: “Downtime has decreased from 2.01 days in 2015 to 1.11 days at the end of 2017. That’s a 45% reduction in the amount of time our vehicles are out of action and equates to a significant six-figure annual saving.”

Richard Whitehurst, Group Manager for CEF, adds: “Lightfoot is an excellent device. It creates a smoother driving style that helps keep our teams safe and ensures that our employees’ welfare comes first.”

Adopted by CEF as part of their ongoing commitment to go ‘above and beyond’ for their customers, Lightfoot has helped CEF’s drivers to consistently find their engine’s ‘sweet spot’ through real-time audio and visual feedback in-cab.

This, coupled with the introduction of rewards and incentives, has effected a positive change in driver behaviour, with the majority now striving to drive as efficiently as possible. This results in significant reductions in claims frequency and value, along with lower fuel costs and vehicle downtime.

Martin Kadhim, Director at Lightfoot, said: “CEF’s drivers have really taken to the concept of being recognised and rewarded for safer and more efficient driving.”

Pictured above: Ian Thorn, Fleet Operations at CEF.