Driver Recognition Programme

Driver Recognition Programme

South East Asia: 

After two highly successful programmes in East Africa, we are pleased to announce that with the support of PAE and RMA, Fleet Forum will be the Driver Recognition Programme to South East Asia. The programme will start in August 2017 and will come to a closure with the Driving Champions Final taking place in May 2018 in Bangkok.

RMA and PAE | Title Sponsor

Over the past 60 years PAE supported complex and critical missions by providing global logistics and stability operations in some of the most challenging environments in the world. Safe road travel is a cornerstone of PAE’s support, and they have undertaken the task of training thousands of drivers in various countries over the past six decades, with the dual objective of expanding their own talented workforce and imparting professional skills to the communities where they operate.

 

South East Asia: 

After two highly successful programmes in East Africa, we are pleased to announce that with the support of PAE and RMA, Fleet Forum will be the Driver Recognition Programme to South East Asia. The programme will start in August 2017 and will come to a closure with the Driving Champions Final taking place in May 2018 in Bangkok.

RMA and PAE | Title Sponsor

Over the past 60 years PAE supported complex and critical missions by providing global logistics and stability operations in some of the most challenging environments in the world. Safe road travel is a cornerstone of PAE’s support, and they have undertaken the task of training thousands of drivers in various countries over the past six decades, with the dual objective of expanding their own talented workforce and imparting professional skills to the communities where they operate.

 

How Fleet Forum & UPS are influencing driver behaviour

A global problem

About 1.3 million people die on the world's roads every year in road traffic crashes. The inclusion of road safety in the Sustainable Development Goals reflects the severity of the problem. As global road users, the aid and development (A&D) sector must contribute to the solution by establishing practices that limit the impact of its road activities on the communities it serves. Yet, today, road safety practices are reactive and negatively focused. Drivers receive input sporadically or when they’re performing poorly, and are given little recognition for good performance. A&D agencies must develop a more holistic road safety approach that leverages leading performance indicators, qualitative data, and existing technologies. 
 

A smart solution

In 2018, Fleet Forum launched a “smart solution” project whose purpose was to enable A&D agencies to prevent road traffic crashes. Supported by the UPS Foundation, the project invited app developers and A&D agencies to help develop the ideal Road Safety Performance App and supporting management tools. About 450 people, including 183 drivers from 18 organisations in 17 countries, provided input on requirements then piloted three apps. The results were dramatic. 

 

Fleet managers noticed that observing their performance on the app motivated drivers to improve. “Initially, they thought we were trying to police and discipline them.... Once they understood the app is there to help them, they were ok.” 

 

The results clearly showed that apps help to encourage greater focus on road safety. “When we see speeding incidents, we now talk to the drivers, and we coach them every time they come back,” said one manager. After piloting the app, one driver said: “I am enjoying my profession more.” 

 

Survey results showed that after the pilot: 

  • The prevalence of managers analysing driver performance more than once a week increased from 8% to 58%.

  • 25% more managers provided safety tips to drivers to improve driving.

  • 20% more drivers reported receiving feedback about their driving behaviour, either monthly or more frequently. 

  • Recognition of driver performance increased from 88% to 100%.

A driver platform

The pilot also revealed that the A&D sector needs a system to better facilitate driver behaviour data analysis, and to improve reward and recognition schemes. As a result, Fleet Forum will now enter Phase II of the project: Developing a Driver Behaviour Platform, including an independent driver behaviour app and a reporting and analysis tool that will provide users with an integrated, global view of their drivers’ performance, and help them to identify where interventions and reward and recognition schemes could be most effective.

Driver’s Seat – The App
In May 2020, after months of developing, testing, revising and testing some more Driver’s Seat, the app will be launched. The app was designed with the driver in mind and uses elements of gamification to encourage drivers to be the best driver they can. The app challenges drivers to improve their driving style every trip they make and provides instant feedback after the trip. Drivers can enter into friendly competitions with their colleagues and can see on the leaderboard how well their team or even their country scores compared to other countries. 

 

The Driver’s Seat app can be download at www.driversseat.online.

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