Bibby Distribution Smart Use of Telematics Delivers Impressive Savings for Customers

Bibby Distribution’s use of telematics to create tailored driver training has improved its fuel economy by 10 per cent and reduced its CO2 emissions by 11 per cent – savings directly benefiting its customers.

The 3PL’s use of Microlise technology means 79 per cent of its drivers now operate in the top two levels of performance, meaning they maximise safe and fuel-efficient driving.

Bibby has a wide customer base in a number of key industrial sectors where driving safety, environmental performance and cost control are seen as critical.  These developments have delivered tangible reductions in environmental impact and improvement in safety across the operation, which has seen Bibby Distribution recognised with numerous industry awards, including the RoSPA Gold Award and the Fleet Transport Association’s LCRS Leadership in Carbon Reduction Award.

Bibby Distribution’s Continuous Improvement Manager, David Morley, says: “The data we get from our telematics system is incredibly powerful and we have been able to use it to create tailored training programmes, delivering bespoke training aligned to business strategy which improves driver skills and customer experience.

“That means we can give customers every confidence they will benefit from lower carbon emissions in their supply chain and more cost-effective delivery.”

Nadeem Raza, Chief Executive Officer at Microlise, adds: “Bibby Distribution’s use of telematics data is highly intelligent. Instead of just using it to track general trends, the training team has taken that information and is proactively helping drivers improve their skills.”

Bibby Distribution’s training strategy contributes towards its long-term Road to Zero strategy, aimed at achieving zero harm, zero waste and zero environmental impact from its operations.


Notes to editors:
As one of the top ten logistics providers in the UK, Bibby Distribution exists to enable other companies to drive value from their supply chain activities. The company specialises in providing contract logistics, warehousing, distribution, systems integration and added value services to a wide range of customers.

Bibby Distribution operates from 90 locations across the UK, employs 2,000 people and manages 2million ft² of warehousing space.

The majority of Bibby Distribution’s business is based on long-term partnerships. Its diverse capability also means it can share best practice across the various industry sectors it operates in, from Automotive to FMCG.

Bibby Distribution is part of Bibby Line Group, a diverse and forward-looking family business delivering personal, responsive and flexible customer solutions for over 200 years.

Bibby Line Group is a £1.4 billion business, operating in more than 20 countries, employing over 4,500 people in industries including retail, offshore, financial services, distribution, shipping, marine based businesses, plant hire and woodland burials.

About Microlise:
Microlise telematics, proof of delivery and journey management products help its customers reduce costs and the environmental impact of their fleet operations. This is achieved by maximising vehicle utilisation, increasing operational efficiency and improving economy and safety; whilst helping to deliver the very best customer experience by providing real-time visibility of the fleet against schedule.

A privately owned business based in Nottingham in the UK, Microlise invests significantly in research and development annually to ensure its solutions continue to be underpinned by market-leading technology.