Fuel is an important commodity – and it’s costly! There are a number of ways you can adjust your driving, even if you’re driving a HVG or LVG, to save on fuel. Here’s our suggestions.
Plan ahead. LGV and HGV drivers are used to reading the road ahead of them well in advance to stay safe, but there are other benefits too, such as saving fuel – by anticipating braking in advance, rather than slamming on the brakes, you’ll use less fuel to get back up to speed.
Don’t be held back. As your vehicle speeds up air resistance or drag builds up, which can result in using more fuel. Fitting wind deflectors can have a huge impact on keeping fuel costs down.
Check your tyres! Under inflated tyres result in the engine having to work much harder, resulting in higher fuel consumption. They also pose a safety risk, so check your tyres regularly.
Limit the air conditioning. The power used for the air conditioning comes from the engine which increases fuel consumption. Think about limiting your use of air conditioning where possible and definitely turn it off when you have the windows open.
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