Tadea is offering a free half day driver training package to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) based in the North East.
In partnership with Teesside University, the simulator-based training will cover three EAL accredited units in hazard perception, fuel efficiency and tired driving.
Drivers will learn techniques to minimise fuel consumption, and the risks of potential and developing hazards on the road.
Gordon Pattie, manager at Effective Transport Solutions, said: “This is a great opportunity for SMEs across the region. Effective fuel efficiency training has been shown to cut fleet fuel costs by up to 10 per cent. And these packages are being offered for free. Not only that, but the data which will be generated as a result of this programme will help to further our understanding of fuel efficient motoring and the part effective training can play in driver education. That will help to protect not just the region’s businesses, but also the environment too.”
Erica Royle, from Fires and Fireplaces, said: “On the way to Tadea’s Effective Transport Solutions I managed an average of 41 mpg. Using the techniques I’d been shown in my training, this went up to 53 mpg on my journey home. When you look at my 12,000 mile a year average, and if I achieve the same average savings, my fuel costs will be reduced by £328 per year, the equivalent of 22.6%.”
This offer is available thanks to Teesside University’s REPS (Resource Efficiency Pathways to Sustainable Growth) programme. The University will gather data prior to, during and after the training and analyse the cost benefits of fuel efficient driver training to the businesses involved.
Businesses can register interest at www.tadea.com/etsfreetraining.