Fleet Safety Forum runs eco-driving seminar

The Fleet Safety Forum, a division of Brake, the road safety charity, is running an essential seminar for fleet managers on eco-driving. The event will help companies reduce fuel costs and emissions, whilst reducing their road risk through safer driving.

The seminar, sponsored by GreenRoad Technologies and entitled ‘Eco-driving: planning and implementing effective procedures’, takes place on Tuesday 15 May 2012 in Leeds.

The seminar will give attendees an insight into making an eco-driving campaign work both theory and in practice, by bringing together a leading academic and consultant and a case study from a fleet operator.

Dr Michael Coyle, Director of Fuel Efficiency at M2 Training Limited will advise on how to implement a successful eco-driving campaign from planning to measuring success. He will also explain the benefits such as reduced fuel costs, fewer emissions, fewer collisions and lower insurance premiums.

John Bickerton, Technical Standards Manager at First Group – UK Bus, will provide a best practice case study on how First Group faced a fuel efficiency challenge and what steps they took to overcome it.

Attendance costs £80 + VAT for Brake subscribers, or £90 + VAT for non-subscribers. For further information, visit fleetsafetyforum.org. If you would like to book a place, book online via fleetsafetyforum.org/events, or contact Brake on 01484 559909 or admin@brake.org.uk

To subscribe to the Fleet Safety Forum and get discounted access to regular events like this, as well as a fortnightly e-bulletin and a plethora of other regular, academically researched advice and guidance on fleet safety topics, join online now at fleetsafetyforum.org or contact forum@brake.org.uk.

Roslyn Cumming, development manager at Brake says: “Eco driving continues to be a hot topic; it’s a no-brainer for fleets, offering financial, environmental and safety benefits. It’s also a great opportunity to demonstrate to all stakeholders the action you’re taking to reduce your company’s impact on the environment. This seminar is a great opportunity to find out from expert and practitioner angles, what works when looking to introduce an eco-driving programme to your drivers. I would urge all fleet professionals to attend.”

Aidan Rowsome, general manager at GreenRoad Europe says: “The rapid rate of innovation means that eco-driving is evolving at a rapid pace. This seminar will play an important role in bringing fleet managers up to speed with the latest developments, enabling them to understand, plan and evaluate new ways to improve fuel-economy.”

About Brake

Brake is an independent road safety charity. Brake exists to stop the five deaths and 65 serious injuries that happen on UK roads every day and to care for families bereaved and seriously injured in road crashes. Brake runs awareness-raising campaigns, community education programmes, events such as Road Safety Week (19-25 November 2012), and a Fleet Safety Forum, providing advice to companies. Brake’s support division cares for road crash victims through a helpline and other services.

Road crashes are not accidents: they are man-made, preventable, violent events that devastate lives. Brake does not use the term accidents because it undermines our work to tackle needless casualties and causes insult to families whose lives have been torn apart by road death or injury.

The Fleet Safety Forum is a dedicated, not-for-profit service for fleet managers run by road safety charity Brake. It provides up-to-the-minute guidance, information and research on a broad range of road risk management topics. Subscribers receive: e-bulletins containing the latest initiatives and research in fleet and road safety from across the globe; password access to the Fleet Safety Forum website containing guidance for managers and a host of resources for drivers and posters; free training in Brake’s Pledge to stop dangerous and unnecessary driving; and discounted invitations to Brake’s professional conferences and seminars. Annual subscription costs £155 +VAT.  Subscribe online at fleetsafetyforum.org or contact Brake on 01484 559909 or forum@brake.org.uk.