SAFED (Safe And Fuel Efficient Driving)
According to Government statistics, the UK’s 422,000 heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) travelled approximately 22.2 billion kilometers in 2001 (an average of 52,132 kms or 32,582 miles per vehicle). Assuming an average fuel consumption figure of 8 miles per gallon, each vehicle used over 4,000 gallons (approx 18,160 litres) of fuel.
Monitoring and managing the fuel used by their vehicles is vital for a professional operator. By implementing a fuel management programme, a fleet’s fuel consumption can typically be reduced by at least 5%, with an equivalent cost saving.
Use of safe and fuel-efficient driving techniques as part of a fuel management process will contribute to this fuel saving.
Reducing fuel consumption by 1,000 litres per year will:
Save an operator £900 a year (assuming a price of 90 pence per litre, excluding VAT)
Save 2.6 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions a year
Using fuel more efficiently means:
- Lower costs
- Improved profit margins
- Reduced emissions
- Improved environmental performance
Safer driving means:
- Less injuries and fatalities on our roads
- Less accident damage to vehicles
- Less unproductive downtime for vehicle repair
- Reduced insurance premiums
For further details or to discuss training options, please contact the office.