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LeFluer Reduces Fleet Risk by 77 Percent

LeFleur Transportation also improved fuel efficiency and reduced CO2 emissions after pilot-testing the GreenRoad Safety Center, which helps improve driver safety through in-vehicle coaching.

January 2009, by Cheryl Knight - Also by this author

LeFleur Transportation, a provider of non-emergency medical transportation, has added the GreenRoad Safety Center to its entire fleet of more than 300 vehicles after a successful four-month pilot test.

The Ridgeland, Miss.-based company first tested the Safety Center in February 2008. Its goal: find a solution to cost-effectively gain greater visibility of driver behavior, provide feedback and training, and reduce crash occurrences.

Because LeFleur’s fleet of specially equipped vehicles performs more than 750,000 trips annually for state agencies, individuals, nursing homes, medical facilities, and Workers’ Compensation firms, its mission to provide clients safe, quality, and cost-effective services is crucial to the company’s success.

“We wanted to reduce accidents, improve fuel efficiency, and give our employees some good tools to work with,” said John Kubala, CDS, CHRM, director of safety and human resources at LeFleur. “The results were desirable to the company bottom line.”

Over the course of the pilot test, 75 percent of LeFleur’s operators demonstrated improvement, reducing the total fleet risk by 77 percent — all while reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

LeFleur's Bluff Tower

Safety Center Helps LeFleur Improve Driver Safety

Prior to testing GreenRoad’s Safety Center, LeFleur was making significant annual investments to provide extensive on-the-job training and performing multiple field audits to ensure safety. However, the company needed a more cost-effective way to gain greater visibility of driver behavior and provide feedback and training while reducing accidents. LeFleur turned to GreenRoad for help.

During the pilot test, 49 of GreenRoad’s units were installed and tested.

“We had achieved a 67-percent reduction in accident involvement measure,” Kubala said. “The pilot had taken a good fleet, by anyone’s standard, and made it an exemplary fleet. There was little need for further discussion about completing the installation fleet-wide once the hard numbers were out.”

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