03 Apr '12, 5pm

Transit Drivers Should Learn Eco-Driving Tips (18.7% Potential Fuel Savings, Study Says):

Transit Drivers Should Learn Eco-Driving Tips (18.7% Potential Fuel Savings, Study Says):

We all know that public transit is less polluting and more energy-efficient than individual vehicles, but what if we could make it even better with simple driver training and fuel economy feedback gadgets? That's what SmartDrive claims in a new study (though note that they sell products and services to fleet operators, so they are not entirely impartial -- but still, their findings are pretty common sense and pass the BS-detector). It won't be a surprise to anyone that the kinds of eco-driving tips that work for small cars also work for the much larger vehicles in transit fleets. What might be a bit surprising is just how much of a difference eco-driving can make: "“Within one month [of receiving driving training], the top 25% of drivers improved their fuel economy from 3.87MPG to 4.59MPG, or 18.7%."

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/public-transportation/transit-d...

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