The Energy Saving Trust has come to Northumberland to help businesses shave up to 15 per cent off their fuel bills.
Its Smarter Driving Programme trains employees in techniques to help them drive more efficiently and is a proven method of reducing the cost of fuel and the likelihood of accidents.
It is estimated that drivers who complete the course could enjoy as much as 20p savings per litre and a motorist who completes 12,000 miles a year could save up to £250 on fuel.
The Energy Saving Trust is urging businesses in Northumberland to consider taking the course to not only cut down their company fuel spend, but to also make significant reductions to their carbon emissions.
Tony Greig, the Energy Saving Trust’s Smarter Driving fleet consultant for the North East said: “We know that rising fuel bills can really affect a company’s balance sheet. It’s why some of the big players like Boots and the NHS have already put their staff through our courses to cut down costs and improve their green credentials.
“Smarter driving is all about reducing fuel consumption through a few simple techniques. Our trainers work on tips such as changing up at low revs and helping drivers anticipate the road further ahead.
Courses start and finish at the workplace and take just 50 minutes per person to complete, so disruption to the working day is minimised. Vehicles and insurance are provided by the Energy Saving Trust.