John O’Conner Grounds Maintenance employs more than 500 staff and manages over 250 vehicles across the UK, providing complete landscape solutions to a range of sectors, including commercial and local authority.
The team at John O’Conner use the Quartix driving style data to investigate whether poor driving scores correspond with higher fuel costs and higher repair costs. The answer was a resounding yes: one driver with above average scores totalled £1200 in fuel consumption, £96 in workshop repairs and just 1.5 hours of workshop labour time over a 3-month period. In the same 3 months, a driver with a poor score, covering similar mileage to the latter, used £150 extra fuel, cost the company an extra £2120 in repairs and incurred an astonishing 29.5 hours of workshop labour.
Investing in driver road-safety
A record sheet designed to interview drivers with poor scores is often used to implement plans for improvement. The company also runs a staff incentive scheme, whereby the two best scoring drivers receive cash prizes each month, provided all drivers meet a certain standard. This keeps motivation high among teams at John O’Conner and rewards efforts to be safer and more efficient on the roads.
On first application, the company received Gold RoSPA accreditation and Management of Road Risk status, a feat to which the Quartix technology was instrumental. “The Quartix system is evidence of the proactive work that we do, it stands us in a good light” says Matt O’Conner, Managing Director of John O’Conner Grounds Maintenance.
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