£300,000 fuel saving

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Surefreight, which operates between Britain, Ireland and continental Europe, reckons it has achieved cost savings equal to an annual £300,000 in trials of the EcoTrak system.

By the end of the trial period, the average MPG being achieved across the fleet was 8.0 MPG. This increase equates to an annual fuel cost saving of over £300,000, after the cost of implementing the EcoTrak solution.

The company has sites at Newry, Bradford and Cardiff where is provides a range of haulage, storage and distribution services. The company operates a mixed fleet of 112 vehicles comprising DAFs, Scanias and Volvos.

In addition to the EcoTrak fuel saving technology, which has been used by Surefreight since summer 2008, EcoTrak+ economy engine remapping is now being trialled, which is expected to bring further fuel savings of up to 10 per cent.

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