CarriersEdge, providers of online safety and compliance training tools for the North American transportation industry, announced a new Maximizing Fuel Efficiency course.
The new course uses an interactive learning approach to help drivers understand their role in reducing fuel costs, the company says.
“Fluctuating fuel costs as well as environmental impact are challenges for trucking companies, but drivers remain the biggest variable when it comes to fuel consumption,” says Mark Murrell, vice president of sales and marketing at CarriersEdge. “Many trucking operations are successfully using fuel efficiency competition and bonus programs, but drivers also need to understand the behaviors and operating practices they can use to decrease fuel use.”
The training program uses real-world scenarios to provide participants with a comparison of effective and ineffective fuel saving techniques. A performance summary is also provided to drivers.
Maximizing Fuel Efficiency covers a number of factors that influence fuel use and impact fuel costs for fleets, including wind, air and road resistance, tires and wheels, route management, speed optimization and progressive shifting. Included is an industry perspective on saving fuel and greenhouse gas emissions, and a discussion of the importance of adhering to motor carrier fuel purchasing programs and practices.