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FreshLinc driver named as Shell’s most fuel efficent UK CV driver

  • 06 June 2014
  • By Ashleigh Wight

FreshLinc driver Frantisek Bogyi has been named as the Shell’s most fuel efficient HGV driver in the UK and will take part in the European final next week.

The UK leg of the Shell FuelSave Partner European Driver Competition 2014 assessed entrants on driving behaviour such as idling time, harsh acceleration, coasting, braking and use of cruise control, using data generated from the operator’s Shell FuelSave Partner telematics.

The competition also took into account the terrain they operate in, the type of vehicle they drive and the weight of the load they move.

Bogyi will join nine other finalists from countries across the continent at the European final in Berlin on 12 June. The final will evaluate steering, braking and control, along with a virtual test by German driver trainer DEKRA to measure how much fuel they use.

The winning operator will have the opportunity to send their drivers on a one-day eco-driving course.

Phil Williams, head of Shell commercial fleet at UK, said: “Our own tests at Shell have revealed that a few simple changes to driver behaviour can help fleet managers reduce fuel consumption significantly, so it was fantastic to see so many UK fleet drivers putting their fuel efficiency skills into practice.

“Frantisek faced fierce competition but his fuel efficient driving skills were particularly impressive.”

Fresh produce transport firm FreshLinc added the Shell FuelSave Partner telematics system to its fleet of 230 trucks three years ago and is now reporting a return of 10mpg for the majority of its vehicles.

“The competition is a great opportunity for us to demonstrate how far we’ve come as a company,” said FreshLinc driver development manager Andrew Tubb.


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