GFA holds its first eco-driving training in Singapore

 Increasing road freight fuel efficiency is one of GFA’s core mission. In Asia, the cost of the fuel use is also usually increased by the prevalence of poor driving patterns such as speeding, idling, and disregarding safe driving practices. GFA strongly believes that apart from efficient truck technologies and logistics management solutions, driver capacity building is integral to improving fuel economy.    To support its members, GFA held a complimentary eco-driving training program in Singapore last 28 May 2018. Close to 20 drivers and fleet managers from 9 transport companies joined the half-day training session facilitated by AAS Academy. The training highlighted the benefits of eco-driving, proven eco-driving techniques covering vehicle use, vehicle maintenance, and vehicle choice, and most importantly how to calculate fuel savings. The session also includes a training on Speed which reminded attendees of the psychology of speeding, speed limits and impact.  GFA also would like to thank its member,  Bollore Logistics  not only for helping us organize the training and inviting their transport providers but also for sponsoring the training venue and the food and drinks for all the training participants.

Increasing road freight fuel efficiency is one of GFA’s core mission. In Asia, the cost of the fuel use is also usually increased by the prevalence of poor driving patterns such as speeding, idling, and disregarding safe driving practices. GFA strongly believes that apart from efficient truck technologies and logistics management solutions, driver capacity building is integral to improving fuel economy.  

To support its members, GFA held a complimentary eco-driving training program in Singapore last 28 May 2018. Close to 20 drivers and fleet managers from 9 transport companies joined the half-day training session facilitated by AAS Academy. The training highlighted the benefits of eco-driving, proven eco-driving techniques covering vehicle use, vehicle maintenance, and vehicle choice, and most importantly how to calculate fuel savings. The session also includes a training on Speed which reminded attendees of the psychology of speeding, speed limits and impact.

GFA also would like to thank its member, Bollore Logistics not only for helping us organize the training and inviting their transport providers but also for sponsoring the training venue and the food and drinks for all the training participants.

AS A LEADING LOGISTICS OPERATOR, BOLLORÉ LOGISTICS MOVES HUNDREDS OF TRUCKS AROUND ASIA EACH DAY. THEREFORE, IT IS CRUCIAL FOR US TO ENCOURAGE OUR TRUCKING CONTRACTORS AND DRIVERS TO PLAY A MORE ACTIVE PART ON THE ROAD TOWARDS SAFER AND GREENER TRANSPORTATION. THIS TRAINING ADDRESSED TRUCK COMPANIES’ KEY OBJECTIVES OF SAFETY AND COST-SAVING, WHILE INCREASING PARTICIPANTS’ AWARENESS ON THE BENEFITS OF ECO-DRIVING TO REDUCE CO2 AND PARTICLE EMISSIONS. WE WILL CONTINUE TO PROMOTE SUCH INITIATIVES ACROSS ASIA AND FURTHER ENGAGE OUR PARTNERS IN OUR EFFORTS TOWARDS A MORE SUSTAINABLE FUTURE.
— MATHILDE DUMOULIN, SUSTAINABILITY MANAGER, BOLLORE LOGISTICS