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NRCan to host more SmartDriver courses

OTTAWA, Ont. - Natural Resources Canada is once again offering its SmartDriver for Highway Trucking training program to professional drivers across the country. SmartDriver is designed to help truckin...


OTTAWA, Ont. –Natural Resources Canada is once again offering its SmartDriver for Highway Trucking training program to professional drivers across the country. SmartDriver is designed to help trucking companies save money on fuel and increase profits, while at the same time reducing greenhouse gas emissions, according to officials.

The course teaches participants vehicle care and maintenance, fuel management and driving skills that cut down on consumption.

“With SmartDrivers on the road, businesses can improve margins, lower maintenance costs and reduce a fleet’s environmental impact,” says Lynda Harvey, senior manager, fleet vehicles at the Office for Energy Efficiency at Natural Resources Canada. “And with almost 50% of shippers considering a company’s green credentials when selecting a supplier, it offers a competitive advantage as well as a financial one.”

Natural Resources Canada is partnering with trucking associations across the country to offer a number of SmartDriver sessions from September through March. Companies can also book a master trainer to run an in-house session for their drivers by e-mailing smartdriver@bronson.ca For more information, visit www.fleetsmart.gc.ca.


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