Energy-saving firm puts drivers through eco driver training
The deal will see TTC trainers help employees improve vehicle handling and road safety techniques leading to a cut in fuel costs. Trainees will go on to become assessors through TTC Automotive’s programme to develop Mark Group’s road safety improvement programme through the rest of the company.
Driver training has just started for 40 members of staff at the Leicester-based company in its new fleet which includes more than 400 commercial delivery vehicles with bodies made from recycled plastic bottles – a lightweight material which makes them more fuel-efficient.
Kevin Cook, Mark Group health and safety director, said: 'We are all being encouraged to do things such as drive more fuel efficient cars or car share and to reduce our CO2 emissions. So as a company, which is focused on finding energy-saving solutions, we wanted to take some significant steps towards making our vehicles greener.
'We approached TTC Automotive to see how their driver training programme could be of benefit to us, not only for ensuring our drivers were highly skilled but also the potential for reducing fuel consumption. This coupled with the lightweight vehicles we are using, means we are applying energy-saving solutions to yet another aspect of our business operations.'