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How Drivers Can Save Fuel

September 28, 2021 11:14 am

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One of the biggest costs to a business that runs a fleet of vehicles is the fuel. With fuel prices always increasing, it is of the utmost importance for managers to make sure that fuel is saved wherever possible – planning appropriate routes, using vehicle tracking software and using fuel cards such as these BP fuel cards www.fuelcardservices.com/fuel-cards/bp-fuel-cards/ are all ways that managers of fleets can save money. But it is also something that the drivers themselves need to do as there are lots of ways that drivers can make the fuel usage of company vehicles a lot more economical…

Speed is not only something to be aware of for safety and legal reasons, but it also plays a huge part in fuel efficient driving. Reducing the speed of a lorry from 55 miles per hour to 50 miles per hour will save a lot of fuel and also mean that it is safer on the road – so be aware of it as you are driving.

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Making sure that you are well rested and mentally ready to drive also is important. A tired driver is a dangerous driver and if you are feeling stressed or worried about other things you could have concentration lapses which could cause accidents or mean that you make errors. Part of being a fuel-efficient driver is being alert and ready for things that could happen on the road.

 

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When you get back to your base you still need to think about fuel consumption as this is where many drivers forget about it. Don’t leave the vehicle idling, park up promptly and safely, and if possible, in a spot that means that you don’t have to move around too much the next day, thus saving more fuel.

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