Bedfords Transport is one of the UK’s leading transportation providers, responsible for contracts such as the on-time delivery of the Daily Mail and Hello magazine. A pioneering company, Bedfords has a strong focus on reducing carbon emissions, fuel usage and costs.

Bedfords decided to upgrade its management information provision to participate in the DfT online benchmarking system. Using Triscan’s latest Odyssey software developments, Bedfords can effortlessly and anonymously submit data via the DfT online system. Developed specifically to support government CO2 reduction initiatives, Triscan’s Odyssey Web automatically exports vehicle and fuel transaction information into the DfT online benchmarking tool. This includes registration number, fuel type, ODO units (miles/kilometres), depot ID, fuel volume and transaction ensuring accuracy of data.

Bedfords has so far reduced MPG by over 14%. Bedfords’ dedicated environment committee can now benchmark the company’s emissions and fuel usage against results submitted by other members. This enables them to set and monitor appropriate cost and carbon reduction targets.

“We have a firm commitment to reducing our carbon footprint. The DfT on-line benchmarking tool is key to this strategy and Triscan’s Odyssey with its simple link makes it easy to export fuel and fleet related information from our day-to-day operations, much of which is then used in driver debriefing and SAFED training.”

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