Recruitment specialist delivers
Recruitment specialist delivers 20% fuel savings for business
A national transport and logistics recruitment specialist is turning its attention to finance directors, with the promise of 20% fuel savings for their business.
Driver Hire has launched a fuel-efficient driving initiative, which could save UK industry a massive 1 million gallons of diesel wiping some 4 million off its costs. The company has developed specialist training which is proven to deliver significant fuel economy gains. It is now providing this training for its thousands of drivers across the UK.
Driver Hire, which provides temporary and permanent drivers to haulage firms, the public sector, supermarket groups and delivery firms across the country, has completed tests in association with truck manufacturers Mercedes-Benz, which prove that the fuel-efficient driving techniques they teach can cut fuel costs by more than 20%.
Even we were amazed at the level of savings, said Chris Chidley, Driver Hires Chief Executive. Our tests with Mercedes covered urban driving, dual carriageways and motorways and recorded a 19% fuel saving for drivers of light vans. In larger goods vehicles we saw improvements as high as 31%. This is great news for hard-pressed UK businesses, both in terms of costs and carbon footprint.
One business that has undergone Driver Hires Fuel Efficient Driving campaign is Matthew Clark Wholesale in Glasgow that specialise in drink distribution. John Watt Shift Manager for Matthew Clark said: In total 19 of our drivers took the fuel efficient driving course. They enjoyed the training and have certainly taken to using the methods they learned during the training.
The methods taught in the training were easy to put into practice and most are transferable to cars and vans as well. I am confident that with all of our drivers now using the fuel efficient driving techniques we will see a reduction in our companies fuel bill each month.
Driver Hire supplies some 1,200 drivers every day, with an average daily mileage of 200 miles. Based on an average fuel economy gain of 20%, the company estimates its fuel-efficient drivers could deliver savings of 4,000 gallons of fuel every day.