Telematics helps cut CO2 and vehicle idling for eco-minded restaurant supplier

Telematics helps cut CO2 and vehicle idling for eco-minded restaurant supplier

A national restaurant supplier has reduced vehicle idling and carbon emissions of its delivery fleet as a result of introducing telematics.

JJ Food Service says it has slashed vehicle idling by 70 per cent, which in turn has had a knock-on decrease of two per cent for total carbon emissions (647.1g/km to 634.8g/km).

Telematics has only been in place on the food wholesalers fleet since January 2018, but within just six months, the amount of time vehicles were left idling dropped by 55 per cent (or 1,449 hours) a month.

Fuel consumption benefited too with miles per gallon increasing by 15 per cent to more than 9.6 as drivers began completing deliveries more efficiently.

Sedat Kaan Hendekli, head of operations at JJ Foodservice, said: “The use of telematics has helped us to dramatically improve the efficiency of our drivers resulting in significant fuel savings. Keeping our costs down means we can continue to pass on great savings to our customers.

“Less fuel consumption means a reduction in our environmental impact. Tracking driver behaviour has also shown to improve road safety and reduce the cost of vehicle maintenance – the project has been a great success,” he added.

The supplier has furthered its green ethos by installing solar panels, introducing compostable and biodegradable packaging options, and a totally paperless environment.

Jez Strong, general manager for Tele-Gence, commented: “This is just one of many happy endings we’re seeing from telematics users.”

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