Fuel-Efficient Driving Training

Fuel-efficient driving helps businesses lower fuel consumption, save money on their running costs and reduce their carbon footprint. In fact, driving economically can help drivers save up to 20 per cent on fuel costs for their employers. Here at Driver Hire Uxbridge, we offer a comprehensive half-day course designed to show drivers the basic principles of fuel-efficient driving (and the importance of this), which they can use in their day-to-day operations.

Boosting your fuel efficiency

Our fuel-efficient driving course lasts for three and a half hours, and covers a range of topics. It can be put towards a driver’s seven hours of training for the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) certification, and combined with any of the other courses listed on our training page. Here are some of the factors we will cover during the course:

  • Why is fuel efficiency so important? We will help drivers understand the benefits of fuel-efficient driving to encourage them to practise it while out on the road. The typical HGV driver costs 4x their salary in fuel during a year, saving 15-20% of fuel consumption pays for over 50% of the driver salary costs.
  • What to do before you set off: We’ll discuss factors such as condition of the HGV, tyres, engine and wind resistance and ensuring any unnecessary weight is removed from a vehicle before driving, as well as only starting the engine when you’re ready to set off and planning your route as efficiently as possible.
  • What to do while you’re out driving: Our team will highlight the importance of driving smoothly to avoid heavy braking, cornering, unnecessary stopping and starting (which wastes fuel), as well as managing the use of features like air conditioning, heaters and headlights.
  • What to do when you’re back at base: Parking in shady areas, ensuring headlights are turned off and removing any power-consuming electrical items (such as phone chargers that plug into the cigarette lighter) can all help to boost fuel efficiency.

Driver training that is built around your needs

The Driver Hire Uxbridge team delivers our fuel efficiency module (and all our other courses) in the way that suits you best – if you want us to come to your site and provide training for an entire fleet of drivers, we can do that; if you simply need us to deliver training for a single driver at our purpose-built training rooms in Uxbridge, we can do that too. We are experts in driver training, so you can rest assured that our team will provide your drivers with the skills and understanding they need to drive safely, smoothly and efficiently.

To find out more about our Fuel-Efficient Driving module, or any of our training courses, contact us at Driver Hire Uxbridge today.

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