Project: Safe and Fuel Efficient Driving (SAFED) for Van Drivers - Guide

Reference: FBP1000

Last update: 13/04/2007 12:29:24


This project is principally to adapt the existing SAFED Guide for truck drivers by conducting research of van operations and thereby to produce a new Guide appropriate for van drivers. The new Guide would form the basis of the SAFED scheme for van drivers.

A secondary output is a pilot study training scheme for some 25-50 van drivers. This would 'trial' the draft Guide, be instrumental in finalising the Guide and provide some evidence as to the predicted success of the future scheme. This pilot study would be an option for the Department to take up if the benefits are clear, based on the tender proposals.


The aims of the guide are to:
Outline the elements of Safe and Fuel Efficient
Driving (SAFED) training specifically relevant to
the driving of vans
Define the qualifications, skills and experience
required by trainers intending to deliver the
SAFED training programme to candidate
Explain the content, and assist in the delivery,
of the one-day SAFED training course designed
to improve the safe and fuel efficient driving
techniques of existing van drivers


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

Contract details

Cost to the Department: £40,265.00

Actual start date: 01 September 2005

Actual completion date: 01 January 2006


SAFED for Vans A Guide to Safe and Fuel Efficient Driving for Vans.
Author: DfT - Freight Best Practice Programme
Publication date: 01/03/2006
Source: Freight Best Practice Programme
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