Trucker League offers incentives for fuel-efficient driving
The rising costs of energy and natural resources pose a challenge to every company. The trucking industry is particularly affected, with fuel consumption making up 20 to 30 percent of its operational expenses – and that figure keeps rising. One approach to reducing fuel consumption and the related costs is to encourage employees to drive more efficiently. Every liter of fuel saved also leads to a reduction in emissions. Offering incentives to the drivers makes it possible to reduce fuel consumption by more than five percent.
Several trucking companies already use such incentive systems. However, most of these systems are based on unfair assessment methods, since factors such as weight, route profile, vehicle type, etc., are not calculated in the analysis – or only marginally so. Also, the maximum bonus for the drivers usually does not exceed EUR 150 per month. As a result, the drivers lose their motivation and the potential savings are far from what they could be.
Arvato Systems has developed an incentive model whose calculation method ensures maximum fairness in the evaluation process as well as higher incentive payments. It’s called the Trucker League. The solution is independent of vehicle manufacturer, vehicle type or company software; and it’s easy to connect to individual system environments. Its overarching approach enables drivers to compare themselves with their own colleagues as well as with drivers from other companies, thus increasing the solution’s competitive nature.
Furthermore, vehicle fleet managers receive information about the effi ciency of their fleet compared with those of other companies. The solution itself generates no running costs, and is financed exclusively by the fuel cost savings. These savings are then divided between the company, Arvato Systems and the incentive pot for the drivers. The business model is also ideally suited for optimizing fleets of company cars.
For more information regarding this project, see interview with Bernd Jaschinski-Schürmann, Head of SCM Consulting at Arvato and inventor
of the Trucker League on page 35 of arvato’s environmental report.