Make your drivers green as well as your cars, says IAM Drive & Survive
A forthcoming IAM report Motoring Facts 2010 has found that companies are opting for more fuel-efficient vehicles, with twice as many new diesel company cars as private cars being registered every year.
However, the occupational driver risk management provider is highlighting how eco-driving courses such as its own can help improve fleets' efficiency.
Simon Elstow, head of training, said: 'Companies no doubt consider green credentials when buying new company cars, but they may not realise how much more efficiently their employees could be driving them.
'Simple techniques such as advanced anticipation, intelligent route planning and speed control can increase your fuel economy by 50%, as well as getting you from A to B a lot quicker.
'Ecolution, our fuel-saving driver training course, has increased the MPG of one company’s fleet by nearly 30%: a huge saving in terms of fuel bills. Efficient driving also means reduced wear and tear on the car and a better resale value, and less frequent car replacement which is an eco-burden in itself.'