Project: Fuel Management Guide

Reference: GPG 307

Last update: 16/10/2003 11:52:52


Effective and clear information will ensure that, as many members of the road haulage community as possible are aware of fuel efficiency methods. Promotion of fuel efficiency through best practice, vehicle specification, driver training and performance monitoring will help to reduce CO2 emissions; a key Government objective. Maximising the number of operators who use the various techniques is vital to the future development and success of the road haulage industry and ultimately will save the individual companies money.


This Guide is written for fleet operators with a variety of different levels of experience and knowledge. It contains information, advice and suggestions to improve the fuel performance of your vehicle fleet. It includes examples of best practice as well as suggestions of practical actions to take. Most fleets that embark on fuel management programmes show savings of at least 5%, meaning an average saving of £1,000 per vehicle per year.


AEA Technology Environment
Harwell Business Centre, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 0QJ
+44 (0)1235 432201

Fuelwise Ltd
The Willows, Bridgewater Road, Bristol, BS41 8JP

Contract details

Cost to the Department: £30,000.00

Actual start date: 01 April 2000

Actual completion date: 01 February 2001


Good Practice Guide 307
Author: Fuelwise Ltd
Publication date: 01/02/2001
Source: TransportEngergy Best Practice
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Summary of results

  1. A comprehensive guide, covering many aspects of fuel efficiency including data collection and analysis, vehicle specification and driver training.