Greenroad wins Techies award for fleet product

Driving performance and safety management company Greenroad has won the Best Risk Management System category in this year’s Business Car Fleet Technology Awards – The Techies.

The Techies reward the companies and suppliers that are making fleet operations cheaper, greener, safer and more efficient.

Previously, Greenroad won the 2009 Best Green Development (Suppliers) in the inaugural Techies awards and was highly commended for Best Risk Management System in 2010.

This award recognises the company’s success reducing risk along with its insurance partners including Zurich, Marsh, Admiral and Towergate. By offering Greenroad’s service to their clients, these insurers are gaining intelligence about risk and safety levels and helping their clients manage risk, cut accident claims and negotiate more favourable insurance premiums.

For example, Zurich introduced City Link to Greenroad to reduce collision claims rate and insurance premiums. City Link has gone live with Greenroad in 280 vans at 14 depots nationwide and all depots have seen an improvement in driving since it started giving drivers feedback on their driving, and the number of potentially hazardous manoeuvres has dropped.

A Marsh client, Securitas Mobile, has seen a 72% risk reduction in driver risk and a 49% reduction in accidents since it started using the system in its new fleet of Peugeot 207 (pictured) cars in 2010.

“It is particularly gratifying to receive this award because it acknowledges our major investment in both technology innovation and business partnerships,” said Aidan Rowsome, general manager, Europe. “As insurance premiums continue to rise, Greenroad can help businesses manage their insurance costs by demonstrating a proactive approach to driver risk.

“Managing risk not only results in safer roads for all of us, but also brings benefits through reduced fuel consumption and less vehicle wear-and-tear.”

The company provides drivers and fleet managers with real-time feedback, online reporting, analysis and coaching on their abilities, manoeuvres and patterns. As a result, it positively impacts both conscious and unconscious driving behaviour – the key to creating more fuel-efficient and safer drivers. A typical customer sees up to a 10% reduction in fuel-consumption and emissions as well as a 50% reduction on accident costs.

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