Light Commercial Vehicle Driver Behaviour Technology
Further to LTB 469/15 Branches will wish to note that we are due to meet with Royal Mail on the 10th September 2015 regarding a national agreement and the subsequent roll out of the vehicle in-cab technology to assist in significant fuel savings by influencing/changing driver behaviours/driving style. This is following the successful proof of concept trial that took place at Derby, Chesterfield, Leeds, Worksop, Kidderminster and Knutsford delivery offices during July and August.
In light of the information generated by the proof of concept and assurances received from Royal Mail regarding the use of the equipment we have agreed to the advance installation of the technology into 13k high mileage vehicles which will commence as from Monday 9th September 2015. In recognition of this Royal Mail have provided us with written confirmation that whilst hardware installations at the sites listed will go ahead, they will not commence use of the technology or turn on any of the functionality until we have concluded a national agreement endorsed by the Postal Executive.
The installation is expected to be finished during November 2015. Branches will be updated in due course of developments.
Any enquiries to Bob Gibson’s Office, quoting reference 300
Email address: Mstewart@cwu.org
CWU Assistant Secretary