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Royal Mail deploys telemetry tech to 11,000 vans

Royal Mail has rolled out telemetry technology to its fleet, offering the potential to reduce carbon emissions.

The system from Trimble will be introduced to 11,000 small vans before the end of this year.

The technology monitors the driver’s acceleration, speed, turning and braking patterns and provides them with real-time feedback to improve their driving. It also creates regular reports which can be used to coach drivers.

Through these improvements, Royal Mail will be able to save fuel and thereby reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

James Baker, fleet director at Royal Mail said: “As a Company, we are committed to making changes to our operations that reduce our environmental impact.

“The wide-scale expansion of telemetry in our fleet enables us to ensure our drivers are given positive feedback and training on how to drive in the safest and most environmentally-conscious way possible, while allowing us to continue to deliver letters and parcels safely, efficiently and responsibly.”

Rob Painter, Trimble President and CEO said: “Sustainability is one of the defining issues of our generation. By expanding the use of Trimble’s integrated fleet, driver and mapping solutions across its fleet, Royal Mail will have the real-time telemetry tools needed to reach its long-term operational sustainability goals.

“Trimble is excited to be part of Royal Mail’s journey to help reduce its environmental impact while delivering first-rate service.”

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