FORS HAS issued its new ‘Winter Guide for HGV Drivers’ as a printable download.
The handy guide includes tips to help drivers who are encouraged to not only fully plan their route, but to seek up-to-date travel information and complete additional safety checks prior to any journey.
As well as vehicle preparation, the FORS Winter Guide includes tips on how to drive in snow and ice, heavy rain, strong winds, flooded areas, and fog and offers advice on which equipment to carry and a reminder to carry suitable clothing.
Encouraging operators to remember the, ‘measure it, manage it, save it’ mantra of fuel efficiency, the newly launched FORS Fuel management guide seeks to help members fulfil their commitment to monitoring fuel consumption and vehicle emissions and understand the policy and procedures they must put in place to achieve this.
The guide is designed to help operators meet the FORS Standard version 5 Bronze requirement ‘O2 Fuel, emissions and air quality’ and features handy tips to help improve fuel efficiency, talking operators through the importance of fuel management, and how to avoid unnecessary fuel costs; including fuel purchasing, telematics, using AdBlue and correct storage of fuel at a depot. The importance of driver training and driver feedback is emphasised, along with correct tyre management.