Stagecoach Manchester bus drivers awarded for safe and fuel-efficient driving

15 May 2017  •  Author(s): Eurotransport

The Fleet Elite standard, which measures safe and fuel-efficient driving, has been awarded to 487 Stagecoach Manchester employees.

Stagecoach Manchester bus drivers awarded for safe and fuel-efficient driving

Fleet Elite standard drivers must clock up more than 500 driving hours in a year and achieve an average of five or less events, such as harsh braking or acceleration, per 10 hours of driving over the calendar year.

All employees who met the Fleet Elite standard received a special badge in recognition of their achievement. Of the total 487 Stagecoach Manchester employees, 270 were awarded with the gold badge, 78 employees achieved silver and 139 employees were awarded the bronze badge.

Using a traffic-light LED system on the dashboard, GreenRoad gives drivers instant feedback on their driving manoeuvres, encouraging smoother, safer, and more fuel-efficient driving. The GreenRoad system is installed on all Stagecoach vehicles at the Group’s bus companies.

Elisabeth Tasker, Stagecoach Managing Director said: “This achievement reflects the thorough training our drivers receive as well as the commitment and professionalism that our people display on a daily basis. Smoother, fuel-efficient driving is safer and provides more comfortable journeys for our customers as well as helping to cut our carbon footprint.”

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