I am pleased to announce that CCS Innovation in Logistics has been contracted to extend the  (Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority) Energising Business programme to the transport industry. This means that if you run a transport fleet and spend less than 300,000 per depot per year on fuel, there is a good chance that EECA will subsidise 33% of the cost of implementing our TrucKing programme into your fleet. This is a whopping opportunity to dust off your GPS system and use it to provide some feedback to your drivers regarding their professionalism on the road; it’s what they spend up to 14 hours a day doing, so if you are going to talk to them, make it interesting, tell them how they are faring compared to the other drivers in your fleet. Our experience says that they will be really interested (even if they don’t look it initially) and over time will get competitive as they defend their pride in their driving. The results are all positive for you, and now EECA are going to make it even cheaper for you to get started!

Really it’s the people that make the difference and the people that have the most effect on the size of your fuel bill is the people you see least frequently; your drivers. The RTF Grant Thornton index shows that fuel represents 16% of the average transport company’s costs. Are you beating the average?

Enough companies have proven that driver training alone is not enough to secure long term improvements in fuel efficiency. Here at CCS Logistics we may not be the world’s best truck drivers, but we know a thing or two about using your GPS data to tell you which of your drivers is helping to bring down your fuel bill… and who isn’t. We want to help you to get the right feedback to the right drivers to encourage each of them to want to become safer, more professional… and more fuel efficient. Those smoko room bragging sessions take on a whole new meaning when there are hard facts at hand to decide the best of the best. Go to the EECA website to find out more about their Energising Business programme, or call us and we’ll give you the plain English version.

Now whilst I am talking about making numbers easy to read. I have seen the annual truck crash statistics being circulated for all truck crashes to June 2011. What a dull bunch of numbers we’re given to play with. So as ever, my creative side has kicked in to give you a taste of what we do to boring tables of data round here:

Here is a summary of the reasons why the truck crashed, and how the driver or truck contributed:


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