Wigan Council reduces engine idling by 29%

Partnering with Michelin Connected Fleet has allowed Wigan Council to reduce engine idling by 29% in its mixed fleet of 320 vehicles, which includes cars, LCVs, and HGVs. Over a 12-month period, the on-board telematics system collected data that showed a reduction in harsh driving events, indicating improved driver behavior. Additionally, the council has been able to generate custom reports based on the collected data, providing recommendations for maximizing vehicle utilization.

Paul Barton, director for environment at Wigan Council, praised Michelin Connected Fleet, stating that the technology has helped the council save energy and money by enabling positive behavior changes and identifying driver training needs. The data collected has demonstrated the savings possible from reducing engine idling and has made a noticeable impact on HGVs and LCVs.

After selecting Michelin Connected Fleet as their telematics provider and working with account manager Antony Acomb to familiarize transport managers and drivers with the new system, Wigan Council is now benchmarking the data to further improve their fleet management.

Gilson Santiago, CEO of Michelin Connected Fleet, expressed his delight in seeing Wigan Council achieve such a range of benefits from using the company’s fleet management tools and personalized performance analysis. The project is a testament to the significant efficiency gains achievable through Michelin Connected Fleet’s commitment to helping customers operate safer and more sustainable fleets.

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