The safe, reliable and efficient movement of vehicles in London is essential
Freight operators who have signed-up to TfL's Freight Operators Recognition Scheme (FORS) are now taking advantage of one of the scheme's great free benefits.
FORS is a unique, industry-led membership scheme that offers practical advice and guidance to freight operators in London, to help them drive down costs and become safer and more environmentally-focussed drivers.
As part of the scheme, TfL is now making in-vehicle driver profiling, using the 'GreenRoad Safety Centre', available to all members to help improve driver safety and efficiency.
This innovative device uses in-vehicle sensors to collect information on up to 120 different driving manoeuvres, such as acceleration, braking, lane changing, cornering and speed handling.
This information is analysed in real-time to give drivers continuous feedback about areas that require improvement.
It is also used to build a driver profile.
Driver safety and economy levels are displayed using a colour classification system: green light indicates safe driving, yellow needs attention and red is high risk.
Driver profiling gives fleet managers a high level picture - as well as full details - about their drivers' skills, and it also empowers drivers to manage their own safety and efficiency through personalised feedback.
Ian Brooks, TfL's FORS Manager, said: 'The safe, reliable and efficient movement of vehicles in London is essential to support the Capital's economy and its future as a world-leading city.
'This type of driver profiling allows us to balance the economic needs of operators while lowering their accident rates and reducing the impact on the environment - all important contributions to the quality of life in London and a key aim of FORS.'
TfL is working with GreenRoad, to provide all FORS members with the system for free for three months.
Once the potential benefits of the system - which include fewer accidents, lower operational costs and reduced fuel consumption - are realised then it is hoped operators will continue using profiling across their fleets on a permanent basis.
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