TES 2000 Ltd wins Company Driver Safety Award (small fleet) at the UK Fleet Champions Awards 2022.
As a contractor for the rail industry, TES 2000’s small fleet of 164 vehicles travels to carry out maintenance services on the National Rail network. Recognising the rising fuel costs and frequency of at-fault incidents, TES 2000 appointed a new fleet manager in April 2020. With over 27 years of experience in the fleet industry, the manager set out to improve the performance of the fleet.
New fleet manager Mick Kiely began by updating the drivers’ handbook and rewriting fleet policies. One major change was prohibiting private use of company vehicles, and introducing a travel allowance scheme, which worked to reduce the fleet’s environmental impact. A monthly reward system was introduced, allowing the top four drivers each month to win bonuses, and the top driver each year to win a large cash prize.
Driver training became a high priority, with the fleet manager working with the RED Training Group to introduce driver profiling, e-learning courses, and practical assessments. Drivers had more contact with their fleet manager through Vision Trak’s telematics system, and daily vehicle checks were monitored with a Drivers App.
In the two years since the new fleet manager was introduced, TES 2000 has seen at-fault damage costs reduced by 60%, fuel costs reduced by 22% despite rising fuel prices, and insurance premiums reduced by 20%. 88% of drivers have increased their driver score to more than 95%, due to the reward scheme.
Bianca Molloy, people director, TES 2000, said: “As TES 2000 Ltd’s people director, I’m thrilled with our win of the Company Driver Safety Award at the UK Fleet Champions Awards 2022. This honours our commitment to safety and efficiency.
“Mick Kiely’s leadership has been pivotal, drastically reducing incidents and costs, while enhancing driver performance. It’s a testament to our proactive approach in driver training and sustainable practices, making a significant impact in the fleet industry.”
TES 2000 Ltd was presented the Company Driver Safety Award (small fleet) at the UK Fleet Champions Awards 2022. The award, sponsored by Fleetmaster, celebrates the small private sector organisation that has introduced initiatives that effectively enable drivers to be safe.