Spar drivers slow down and save over 20% on fuel bill

Spar supermarket Group Western Cape is saving its fuel consumption by encouraging their drivers to slow down. The company puts its drivers thorough training learning different driving techniques.

Solly Engelbrecht Distribution director at Spar Western Cape says the hiking price of diesel pushed them in the right direction, realising they had to do things differently.

Under the guidance of their transport manager they came up with a plan which focused on driver behaviour and technology usage, to be become more efficient with their diesel consumption.

What we decided on was a scheme where the driver can assist us by reducing the usage of diesel by driving slower. We would set specific target and the driver would work according to the targets.... For every one litre that was saved he could achieve about 40% in terms of incentives.

Solly Engelbrecht Distribution director at Spar Western Cape

Engelbrecht says that the company's fuel usage has dropped from 44 litres per hundred kilometre to 32 litres in four years. He says the initiative has enabled the company to do approximately 15 million kilometres accident free for the past 7 years.

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