FORS has unveiled two new guides offering advice on both fuel management and winter driving.
The new ‘FORS Fuel Management guide’ and ‘FORS Winter guide for HGV drivers’ are both now available to download and share with drivers.
The printable ‘Winter guide for HGV drivers’ serves as a reminder of the safety precautions drivers should take to ensure they are prepared for inclement weather, drawing attention to the additional challenges winter driving brings.
As well as vehicle preparation, the guide includes tips on how to drive in snow and ice, heavy rain, strong winds, flooded areas, and fog and offers advice on which equipment to carry and a reminder to carry suitable clothing.
Encouraging operators to remember the, ‘measure it, manage it, save it’ mantra of fuel efficiency, the newly launched FORS Fuel management guide seeks to help FORS members fulfil their commitment to monitoring fuel consumption and vehicle emissions and understand the policy and procedures they must put in place to achieve this.
The guide is designed to help operators meet the FORS Standard version 5 Bronze requirement ‘O2 Fuel, emissions and air quality’ and features tips to help improve fuel efficiency, talking operators through the importance of fuel management, and how to avoid unnecessary fuel costs; including fuel purchasing, telematics, using AdBlue and correct storage of fuel at a depot.
“FORS aims to ensure members have the best possible guidance at their fingertips to help each operator fulfil their commitments to safety, the environment and efficient operations.
“Measuring and understanding fuel use is key to getting to grips with how costs could be minimised. Members must appoint a Fuel Champion to help implement their fuel management plan, and in addition, we encourage them to share this guide with drivers, who play a vital role in any fuel reduction initiative,” said Sonia Hayward, FORS operations manager.