January 7, 2019
As drivers it is important that we all take steps to driver as efficiently as possible and become ‘green drivers’. So, what can we do to help more people become ‘green drivers’ and what benefits could we see as a result?
Fuel accounts for roughly 30 percent of all costs in most transport operations. Therefore, reducing fuel consumption can have multiple benefits which include big savings for businesses as well as reducing pollution and the impact on the environment.
In order to help companies effectively manage their fuel consumption FORS have created a ‘fuel management guide’. To download or view this official FORS guide please visit the link provided.
The guide contains a range of insight, information and advice to help fuel efficiency as well as helping companies to understand the importance of generating a fuel management policy throughout the business. An ideal fuel management policy would cover topics such as fuel purchasing, fuel monitoring and the use of telematics, AdBlue and the correct procedures for storing fuel. Once completed this policy should be readily available to all drivers and staff within the business to ensure it is implemented.
The guide developed by FORS is primarily aimed and arguably applies most to HGV operators, bus operators and van operators. However, most of the advice and information provided can be applied to the wider market. Overall it is a very good guide that can be educational for both drivers and operators to read, providing gentle reminders about best practice to ingrain key information.
As well as the FORS guide there are also a number of other ways in which your company can seek to increase fuel efficiency within your fleet, arguably one of the most popular ways to do this is through training. There are a number of different training courses that cover fuel efficient driving techniques, in cab training such as driver risk assessment training is one of the most hands on way of educating drivers. Driver Risk Assessment training is an in-cab Driver CPC accredited training course, drivers complete a normal working day within their cab while our trainer assesses them and their driving technique to suggest improvements where possible.
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