Fleet Safety Partnership Award presented to MiX Telematics and McGill’s Buses.
MiX Telematics and McGill’s Buses were presented the Fleet Safety Partnership Award at the UK Fleet Champions Awards 2022. The partnership between the organisations led to safer travel for McGill’s passengers.
McGill’s Buses, the largest independent bus company in Scotland, makes more than 500,000 journeys each week. The company aims to provide a safe and reliable method of travel for its passengers. In 2020, McGill’s began a partnership with the software company MiX Telematics to improve driver behaviour and compliance with safety regulations.
The partnership focuses on improving driver training and implementing the MiX Vision AI technology to monitor driver behaviour. The former is a vital part of McGill’s plans to improve safety because drivers are at the heart of the business and are responsible for ensuring passengers reach their destinations in a timely and safe manner.
MiX Vision AI software uses road- and driver-facing cameras to monitor dangerous driving behaviours, including mobile phone use, seat belt use, and following distances between vehicles. This technology provides insight into which behaviours and events happen in the moments before a crash or collision and allows McGill’s Buses to offer training that is tailored to each driver’s needs.
MiX Telematics and McGill’s Buses measured their impact between October 2021 and March 2022. Incidents of speeding were reduced by 95%, and the frequency of harsh braking was reduced by 55%. Driver behaviours also improved when MiX’s technology was introduced; driver’s score should be as close to zero as possible, and once the partnership began, scores fell by 73%.
Jonathan Bates, managing director, MiX Telematics Europe, said: “Receiving the Fleet Safety Partnership Award is a testament to the transformative impact of our collaboration with McGill’s Buses. By integrating MiX Vision AI technology and enhancing driver training, we’ve significantly enhanced fleet safety. The recognition underscores our commitment to innovation and safety, driving positive change in the industry. This award inspires us to continue pioneering solutions that make roads safer for everyone.”
The Fleet Safety Partnership Award, sponsored by Fleet Focus, was presented to MiX Telematics in partnership with McGill’s Buses at the UK Fleet Champions Awards 2022. The award celebrates the fleet supplier or operator whose partnership with another organisation has done the most to improve fleet safety.