What has been the effect of the activities?
We believe that the true assessment of the results of this program is made with road accident indicators, including labor and material damage, which are systematically collected and analyzed. We have particular attention to the lost workdays indicator (almost 17000 in 2014) because it reflects the severity of accidents.
However, we have other equally important indicators, such as the rate of participation in training actions we develop and we systematically monitor this indicator, acting whenever we detect less participation (less 1000 in 2014, more than 30.000 since 2018).
In terms of road safety, we continued to reduce accidents in a sustainable manner over the years and in 2021 we had reduced the work days lost about 80.000 days since 2015. Training and awareness actions have had an increasing impact, especially since 2017, covering more than 20 training topics (new road signs, weather conditions, eco-efficiency, etc.) and more than 32 thousand participants each year. The number of working days lost / million Km is now about 25% than in 2014. Due to the pandemic, we made changes to the awareness model, increasing self-study and complementing with online assessment actions..
We have also developed a fleet verification program (with the fleet management department), these are actions in which we visit a center and analyze each of the vehicles and verify the existence of risk situations, which, if they exist, will have to be corrected immediately, otherwise the vehicle will be stopped.
One aspect in which we verify the involvement of employees and their managers is the increasing acceptance of the actions we develop. In the beginning, there was some resistance, for example, the workers indicated for training were not always released from the service, this situation does not exist today. Other events such as the Road Safety Commitment (Edward and Roadpoll day) have a growing and very imaginative participation, with hundreds of photographs showing the commitment of the CTT teams and drivers.
We hold an annual competition for the best teams - the CTT Drivers Challenge with tests in the field of safety and efficiency. The CTT fleet is periodically submitted to energy rationalization plans with several actions. In the last Plan - 2018-2021, an efficiency increase of 7.5% was achieved for the period
Please briefly explain why your initiative is a good example of improving road safety.
We consider that companies with fleets are important for having road safety for everyone. There are millions of vehicles and drivers, with many hours of driving a day, in a difficult road environment, stress, and customers waiting for their arrival.
As the work done with these fleets is difficult, the results achieved are important and fundamental for the safety of all road users. Therefore, we defend the need to implement solutions similar to this program in all corporate fleets and we have shared our work with this objective on many occasions.
We will continue to make our contribution whenever requested!
How have you shared information about your project and its results?
We have regular collaboration with media in Portugal and Brazil. We actively participate in Posteurop and UPU meetings, where we are starting work to support postal operators with road accident problems. We often collaborate at congresses and conferences around the world where we talk about the importance of implementing similar solutions. At CTT we use all possible channels, meetings, company magazine, company television, posters, meetings