Driver training brings fuel savings benefits to Mulgrew Haulage

Training offered to LGV operators as part Scania UK’s repair and maintenance package has seen 13 drivers from Dromore-based Mulgrew Haulage achieved an 11 per cent improvement in fuel economy.

Northern Ireland’s Mulgrew Haulage took advantage of four training sessions that are offered to all operators who sign-up for the truck maker’s inclusive repair and maintenance packages, with the training courses fulfilled by Scania’s Driver Services team.

While the service can be purchased as a stand-alone product, Mulgrew Haulage is taking advantage of the four complimentary coaching sessions offered to all retail operators opting for the inclusive repair and maintenance package provided with most new Scania trucks today.

Mulgrew operates 125 Scania trucks and has a total of 70 trucks already on order for 2019.

“The figures being achieved here clearly demonstrate a win-win situation for both parties,” said Paul Johnson, Scania’s General Manager for Connected and Driver Services.

“An 11% fuel saving is hugely significant, while better and smoother driving means reduced wear and tear and fewer premature failures.

“That is not only good from a repair and maintenance provider’s point-of-view, it also benefits the customer by increasing uptime and enhancing their total operating economy.”

“Commercially we need to be competitive and constantly monitor all our costs, fuel economy is at the top of this list,” said Mulgrew’s Operations Director, Dermot Mulgrew Jnr.

“Customers do not pay for our inefficiencies, they depend on us to provide a cost-effective and sustainable service. As professional operators we also have an environmental responsibility to think of.

“With the complimentary training sessions offered within the repair and maintenance package, Scania helps us to improve on both these fronts.”