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Fuel efficiency is a skills issue. Here is why.

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I have often been asked about the skills that a driver needs to be true fuel efficiency champion. My answer to that is that it starts with challenging yourself and never being completely satisfied with your current set of knowledge and skills.

Keeping up with the latest and greatest when it comes to features and technologies is a must when it comes to fuel efficient driving. A key to mastering this of course is the willingness to evolve and find new ways to use the modern tools. Nowadays that is easier than ever as today’s trucks come packed with technologies, cruise control and automatic gears for instance, that go a long way in supporting the driver so that you can focus on your technique.

Training for results

Thirty percent. That’s how much fuel consumption can vary between different drivers. There is a clear case then for continuously upping your skills in order to drive down your costs. Of course training is a considerable investment; but you will to recoup your costs in a short span of time by knowing how to use fuel-saving features and making the changes that make you not just a more productive driver but also a safer one.

The good news is that there has never been a better time to invest in yourself. With so many different training courses and online resources available, even the most experienced drivers can learn something new when it comes to improving performance and driving down costs.  

Do you want to learn more?

Feel free to download my guide on how driver behavior impacts fuel consumption and the changes you can make to get the most out of your truck . I hope you find it useful.

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