Reference: GPCS 398
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BOC prides itself on innovation, which it sees as vital to its future growth. Now, the Company has applied this philosophy to its UK-based, bulk gas road vehicle operation, with exciting results.
With 'state-of-the-art' vehicles and expert drivers, BOC might have thought that its fleet's efficiency could not be improved. However, with the rising price of DERV and its influence on the fleet total running costs, BOC Senior Managers decided to set fuel saving targets for the Bulk Gas Delivery Fleet. The BOC Board set the fleet a target of fuel savings worth £340,000, which represented about 3% of the previous year's fuel costs. Group Fleet Engineer, Mr John Ostle, and Operations Support Manager, Mr Mark Badkin, considered the task to be very challenging.
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Cost to the Department: £12,000.00
Actual start date: 01 April 2001
Actual completion date: 01 January 2002
Good Practice Case Study 398
Author: TransportEnergy Best Practice
Publication date: 01/01/2002
Source: TransportEnergy Best Practice
More information: http://www.transportenergy.org.uk/downloads/GPCS398.pdf