Monday, May 17, 2010

Energy Saving Group Appoint TTC As Delivery Driver Trainers

Safety and Economy are the Targets for the Mark Group
Shipping News Feature

UK - TTC Automotive, a national driver training agency, have been awarded the contract to instruct the employees of the Mark Group, energy saving specialists who employ 1400 staff countrywide, in a programme designed to improve vehicle handling and road safety techniques leading to a cut in fuel costs for the company.

Driver training has just started for 40 members of staff at the Leicester based company in its new fleet which includes more than 400 commercial delivery vehicles with bodies made from recycled plastic bottles - a lightweight material which makes them more fuel-efficient.

Kevin Cook, Mark Group Health and Safety Director, said:

“We are all being encouraged to do things such as drive more fuel efficient cars or car share and to reduce our CO2 emissions. So as a company, which is focussed on finding energy saving solutions, we wanted to take some significant steps towards making our vehicles greener.

“We approached TTC Automotive to see how their driver training programme could be of benefit to us, not only for ensuring our drivers were highly skilled but also the potential for reducing fuel consumption. This coupled with the lightweight vehicles we are using, means we are applying energy saving solutions to yet another aspect of our business operations.”

TTC Automotive helps large and small organisations to manage business vehicles and drivers to promote safety, reduce running costs and meet legal requirements. With a national network of highly qualified trainers, it tailors Driving for Business training courses for companies and the public sector.