Coach USA's GreenRoad system will help to reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions, improve customer comfort and cut the risk of accidents.
A key element of the initiative will be a Green Driver incentive program giving employees the chance to earn "green points" for safe, efficient driving that are converted into financial benefits from an annual bonus pool where the top driver wins $16,000.
The GreenRoad 360 system uses a dashboard traffic lights-style system to provide drivers with real-time feedback on their driving style, including speed, braking, acceleration, lane-handling and turning.
All of Coach USA's drivers already undertake a Safe, Skilled and Fuel Efficient Driving training program as part of a Certificate of Professional Competence. The GreenRoad system incorporates online reporting, analysis and coaching to help drivers work with their managers to further improve their skills and decision-making for a safer and more pleasant experience for the customer.
Coach USA also uses GreenRoad's new engine idling solution to further improve fuel performance. It is able to focus on specific vehicles or trips to identify unnecessary idling based on agreed thresholds. The sophisticated system is able to differentiate this from unavoidable idling that occurs at traffic lights and junctions.
Our Green Driver program is part of our ongoing effort to reduce our impact on the environment and improve our customer's experience. Coach USA's Green Driver is good for passengers, good for drivers, and great for our environment!