CarriersEdge announced at the Truckload Carriers Association 2016 Safety & Security Division Annual Meeting a new Maximizing Fuel Efficiency course. The course utilizes the CarriersEdge interactive learning approach to help drivers understand their role in reducing fuel costs.

“Maximizing Fuel Efficiency gives drivers a better understanding of the importance of reducing fuel consumption,” said Mark Murrell, VP, sales & marketing at CarriersEdge. “Fluctuating fuel costs as well as environmental impact are challenges for trucking companies, but drivers remain the biggest variable when it comes to fuel consumption. Many trucking operations are successfully using fuel efficiency competition and bonus programs, but drivers also need to understand the behaviors and operating practices they can use to decrease fuel use.”

In Maximizing Fuel Efficiency, CarriersEdge stated it provides interactive exercises that tie directly to learning objectives. According to the company, the training program uses real world scenarios to provide participants with a comparison of effective and ineffective fuel saving techniques. A performance summary is also provided to drivers.

Maximizing Fuel Efficiency covers a number of factors that influence fuel use and impact fuel costs for fleets, including wind, air and road resistance, tires and wheels, route management, speed optimization and progressive shifting. Included as well is an industry perspective on saving fuel and greenhouse gas emissions, and a discussion of the importance of adhering to motor carrier fuel purchasing programs and practices.