Northampton's greenest bus driver wins eco-award

Northampton's greenest coach driver has been announced by bus company Stagecoach Midlands.

Monday, 27th June 2016, 5:01 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 9:01 pm
Dean Gambrill, Stagecoach's top eco bus driver at their Northampton depot

In the company’s continuing efforts to be even more green, Stagecoach Midlands is rewarding its top performing eco-friendly drivers at their seven depots.

To help identify the top performing driver at their Northampton depot, Stagecoach used its hi-tech eco-driver monitoring system on the dash, which measures the driver’s performance when accelerating, braking, cornering and idling.

The most eco-friendly driver at the Stagecoach Northampton depot over the past year was Dean Gambrill, who has been with Stagecoach for just over three years and he even bikes into work to help his green footprint.

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He said: “I find the eco-driving system helps me to drive more smoothly, giving my passengers a comfortable ride and keeping them safer. It suits my style of driving. I never accelerate faster than I need to, for example.”

Kam Gill, operations manager for Stagecoach Northampton, said “Dean has consistently been one of our top scoring eco-drivers and is a credit to the depot. It has been encouraging to see a year on year improvement in our drivers’ performances.”