Alliance invests in greener, safer fleet

Alliance Healthcare has invested in advanced technology to reduce the environmental impact of its fleet, as well as improving the health and safety of its employees and the communities it serves.

The company has introduced Lightfoot, a system that provides drivers with real-time information on their performance and driving style to help them improve their driving standards and lower the fuel consumption of their vehicles.

The technology works with a visual light bar indicating 'green' safe and environmentally economical driving, and voice warnings when there are extended periods of 'amber or red' driving which might include excessive breaking, speeding, poor gear control and engine idling.

In addition, Alliance Healthcare has invested in over 300 Renault LM35 dci Energy series vehicles vehicles that have been purchased to replace some of its older fleet. The new vehicles include special features, including a regenerative braking system and 'eco mode', to improve fuel efficiency and reduce carbon emissions, as well as an advanced climate control system to ensure that products are transported at the required temperature level.

Andy Blythe, National Logistics Manager, Alliance Healthcare said: “This impressive technology demonstrates that Alliance Healthcare is committed to investments in its fleet and service offer.

"We will continue to work with our partners Renault on future upgrades to our current climate control system, as and when they appear on the market, to ensure that Alliance Healthcare is providing the best delivery and service to all our customers, now and in the future.”

Alliance Healthcare operates a fleet of over 1,100 vehicles, travelling approximately 40 million miles every year, delivering medicines and other healthcare products to customers around the country.

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