No engine idling top tips for driver

  • If you expect to be stationary for more than a minute, switch off your engine when you come to a stop and only restart when you are ready to drive away.
  • Set yourself a challenge and take note of how often you leave the engine running unnecessarily – then improve on it!
  • When left idling, a heavy duty diesel engine can waste between 1.5 and 2.5 litres of fuel an hour. When you’re on a break, making a delivery, stuck in stationary traffic, loading or unloading ….. Turn the engine off!
  • Before using the engine to hear your vehicle, think whether it is really necessary – modern vehicles have quick and efficient heaters that don’t always require the engine to be running.
  • Know your driver handbook – be aware of your company policy regarding engine idling and what is expected of you as a driver.


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