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06 Jun 2014
As part of the Stagecoach’s Green Week, which started on Monday (2nd June), it has chosen to reward the top performing ‘eco-driver’ at each of their seven depots in the Midlands with a £50 M & S voucher.
Green Week is dedicated to encouraging its staff, passengers and the wider community to make more environmentally conscious decisions about the way they live.
To help identify the top performing driver at their Leamington Spa depot Stagecoach used its hi-tech eco-driver monitoring system on the dash, which measures the driver’s performance when accelerating, breaking, cornering and idling. The information can then be used to help ensure a smooth, safe and comfortable journey for passengers, as well as reduce fuel consumption, carbon emissions and wear and tear on the vehicles.
The most eco-friendly driver at the Stagecoach Leamington Spa depot so far this year was Dariusz Pawelec, who has been a bus driver for 14 years, the first five years was in Poland before coming to the UK. Dariusz said “I check my results on the system every day and I make sure I correct any minor faults the next day. I am very happy in my job and work with a good team. I always want to do my best.”
Jayson Smith, Operations Manager at the Leamington Spa depot, said “Dariusz has only been with us for nine months. He is consistently achieving good scores on the system and has been as good as it can get over the past six months. All Leamington’s drivers are now achieving good scores, largely thanks to the hard work of Taj Mangat, who administers the ‘eco-driving’ scheme locally at Leamington and who, along with the management team, encourages and advises our drivers on how to drive in the most eco-friendly way.”
Stagecoach Midlands Managing Director Steve Burd said “Sustainability is at the heart of our business and we are continuing to work hard to reduce the environmental impact of our operations. As a business, we have made good progress on our sustainability strategy over the past five years. Attracting more people out of cars and on to our bus services is also helping reduce the overall carbon emissions from transport.”