Andrew Porter Limited gains national attention for safe driving schemes

We are proud to have gained attention from national media for the work we do to promote safe driving.

The Guardian spoke to Andrew Porter Limited about the steps businesses can take to encourage staff to drive safely and efficiently. According to the online article, a third of the almost 200,000 people injured in road accidents each year are on journeys for work.

The safety of our staff and other road users has always been one of our top priorities and we are pleased the work we have done within our company may now encourage other businesses to follow suit.

The article, which features on the Guardian Small Business Network, highlights the £200,000 we save in fuel costs each year by encouraging our employees to drive smarter.

Our efforts have included investing in a bespoke software package which allows us to carefully plan all our drivers' routes as well as extensive training for our staff. Each of our 60 drivers have been enrolled on a two-year course to hone their skills using an advanced vehicle simulator and we ensure we share best practice with all of our staff.

The article also discusses the trackers we have fitted to all our vehicles to measure fuel consumption and detect any erratic driving. The performance of each of our drivers is measured and published in a monthly league table with those at the top receiving bonuses for their smooth and efficient driving.

Tim Aspey, managing director at Andrew Porter Limited, said: "We are really pleased The Guardian chose to include us in its article about businesses that go the extra mile to encourage driver safety.

"We are very proud of all the work we have done so far and it really does get results. As well as reducing our annual fuel bill by about £200,000, we have reduced our accident rate by more than 50%.

"We hope our efforts encourage other businesses to take a look at ways they can encourage their staff to become better drivers."

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