During 2018, more than 9000 drivers participated in Vehco Eco-Driving Challenge. The competition was a great success where about 60 companies with approximately 4 200 vehicles participated. Vehco’s estimations show reduced CO2-emissions of about 4 810 tonnes and a reduction of the fuel consumption by about 1 822 100 liters of diesel for the companies that competed. For the customers, this also meant reduced fuel costs by approximately 2 004 100 €. Ahola Transports won the most pristigeous prize as the European Champion.
Göteborg, Sweden - Addsecure-owned Fleet Management Systems provider Vehco, today announced the results from its competition within Eco-Driving 2018. The competition, called "Vehco Eco-Driving Challenge", is voluntary among Vehco’s customers and it is based on the Vehco Eco-Driving Index.The indexis based on six driving parameters thathave a great influence on the driving behavior. The driving behavior has improved during the competition. When Vehco analysed the data, the improved behavior proved to deliver major fuel savings. Vehco's estimate shows thatthe competing companies reduced their total consumption by approximately 1 822 100 liters of diesel, resulting in reduced CO2 emissions of approximately 4 810 tonnes and savings of about 2 004 100 €.
To make the competition even more exiting, the 60 competing companies were divided into 6 different classes based on country (SE, NO, FI, DK, DE, FR) and in a class for bus operators in Europe . Further Vehco has also followed the companies with the best improvements during the year and best Eco-driving momentum. During the competition Vehco has continuously updated a performance chart on the company's website to keep all stakeholders informed about the leaders.(http://www.vehco.com/en/eco-driving/vehco-eco-driving-challenge)
Ahola Transport won the European Champion title
Finally, Ahola Transports became the European Champion, winning both the Finnish class and totally. See the winners in each class in the table below.
|Dagab Backa, team Backa||Transport company, Sweden|
|LAPORTE||Transport company, France|
|Isaksson Karlsson, team Ljungby||Bus Operators (EU)|
|Litra Gas||Transport company, Norway|
|Ahola Transports, Team Ahlvik & AT Cargo||Transport company, Finland|
|Arla Foods||Transport company, Denmark|
|Danwerth Spedition KG||Transport company, Germany|
In the Challenge, it is also possible to win prize for the best yearly improvement of the Index and the best Eco-Momentum (number of drivers x index improvement). There were many companies with great improvements and among them Götene Kyltransporter (SE) and Intercargo Scandinavia (DK) stood out with exeptionel performances, see table below.
|Company||No of drivers||Change in 2018||Eco-Momentum|
|Intercargo Scandinavia A/S||128||24,9||3187|
Great commitment among customers
During the Challenge, the interest from Vehco'scustomers has grown and people who are working to improve driving behavior and reduced fuel consumption/environmental impact have shown a great commitment for the competition.
"It was a very good initiative from Vehco and a good competition, and it delivered good results and savings for us. All people in the entire company were very involved and interested. We all learned a lot during the competition. But the work of eco-driving does not stop here, this was just the beginning, but a good start to the work now will continue and be further developed", says Andreas Lindedahl, Market Manager, RL-TRANS Oy Ab
Vehco invited the winners of the competition to a prize ceremony at its headquarters in Gothenburg on March 1.In conjunction with the ceremony, the different companies shared their experiences with each other and Vehco how they worked to succeed in Eco-Driving.
Vehco, established in 2001, is a leading European provider of Fleet Management Systems (FMS), and part of AddSecure. The core business is to provide Fleet Management Systems for heavy and light commercial vehicles. Vehco serves over 1 200 customers and has offices in Sweden (HQ), Finland, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France and Spain. Vehco markets and sells its products through a dedicated sales team and through partners in Europe and in North America. Vehco has 150 employees and a yearly revenue of 27M€.
AddSecure is a leading European player within secure critical communications. The company provides over 50,000 customers and partners around Europe with secure communication solutions within monitored alarms and critical IoT communications. In total, AddSecure has delivered close to 400,000 connections and one million units.
AddSecure provides solutions within the following segments; Smart Alarms, Smart Rescue, Smart Grids and Smart Transport. The solutions - which help save lives, protect property and secure vital societal functions - are flexible, easy to install and help increase customers' competitiveness.
The company founded in the early 1970s today employs more than 300 staff. AddSecure has its headquarters in Sweden and regional offices as well as a network of distributors around Europe.
AddSecure is owned by Abry Partners, an American private equity fund founded in 1989 and headquartered in Boston, USA.