SAFED - Fuel Advisors
Wallace School of Transport delivers a complete package of information to help you and your company adopt the SAFED programme. Looking at your company as a whole we help you develop systems and practices for:
The Driver, The Fuel Champion, The Role of Management, Vehicle Maintenance, On Board Computers and Telematics and the points to consider regarding the design and aerodynamics of vehicles.
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 is vital for a professional operator. By implementing a safe and fuel-efficient driving technique and fuel management programme, a fleet’s fuel consumption can typically be reduced by at least 5%, with an equivalent cost saving.
The aims of the scheme:
- Reduce fuel consumption (5-10% saving) and C02 emissions (5-10% saving)
- Reduce maintenance costs
- Improve safety records - this reduce insurance premiums
- Reduce driver fatigue
- Improve staff and driver morale, retain your resource
- Improve the financial position of your company
- A ready made generic training programme
Seminars are aimed at introducing the scheme to transport companies across a broad spectrum of their employees, including drivers, traffic planners, workshop and maintenance, administration, financial, training, health & safety staff. Seminar topics include:
- Know your costs
- So where does fuel go?
- Why drivers are VIPs
- Who cares wins
- Vehicle specification: get it right first time
- Work that body: saving fuel by smarter loading
- Making every drop count: fuel management systems
- Chips with everything: on-board computers, telematics and fleet management systems
- The Fuel Champion