Stagecoach Manchester drivers top driving scheme

Stagecoach Manchester employees are leading the way in a global performance scheme which measures safe and fuel-efficient driving.

Fleet Elite standard drivers must clock up more than 500 driving hours in a year and achieve an average of five or less events, such as harsh braking or acceleration, per 10 hours of driving over the calendar year – 487 Stagecoach Manchester employees were awarded the status.

More Stagecoach employees gained Fleet Elite status than any other bus operator – or other company on the scheme – in the UK and worldwide. 

Elisabeth Tasker, Stagecoach MD says: “This achievement reflects the thorough training our drivers receive, as well as the commitment and professionalism that our people display on a daily basis.

“Smoother, fuel-efficient driving is safer and provides more comfortable journeys for our customers as well as helping to cut our carbon footprint.”

Around 19% of Stagecoach’s 19,000-strong driving team have achieved the prestigious benchmark.