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As petrol prices continue to rise, VPS, the Vacant Property Specialists, have taken the step of fitting a tracking device to company vehicles. The device features a driver behaviour tool built into its software to encourage more efficient driving, enabling the company to lower its carbon footprint and spend on fuel.
According to the AA, petrol prices have risen by 10.23p a litre and diesel by 7.32p a litre, since the beginning of this year. With no end to the rising fuel prices in sight, VPS’ new tracking device monitors their driver’s behaviour and speed, enabling the company to reduce costs and carbon emissions, as well as improve road safety. All of VPS’ drivers are striving to increase their mile per gallon (MPG) consumption by driving correctly, with the aim of delivering up to an 11 per cent saving on fuel useage. The company’s fleet is also being replaced with a eco-friendly vehicles, which will help to further reduce carbon emissions, as well as improve fuel consumption.
Nick Tubbs, Managing Director at VPS, said: “We are committed to lowering the company’s emissions by implementing efficiency focused systems. It’s proven that excessive speed, acceleration, revving and breaking can lower fuel efficiency by up to 33 per cent at motorway speeds, which is why the new tracker helps to keep our drivers at a constant speed.”
“To date, the system has already dramatically decreased our carbon footprint. The system is also improving the safety of our staff and the public. Looking to the future, we will strive to further reduce VPS’ carbon footprint, as we understand the importance of preserving the environment we operate in,” added Tubbs.