CASTLEGAR, B.C. — Mountain Transport Institute (MTI) has announced that Arrow Transport will participate in the professional driving school’s pilot project, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) with a fleet dedicated to hauling for Wastech Services (recycling and waste management).
“Arrow is demonstrating leadership and a commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by joining our pilot program,” says Andy Roberts, president of MTI. “We look forward to helping them reduce their GHG emissions, improve their fuel economy, and providing data to document the improvement.”
Forty-four Arrow drivers will receive specialized training, and one year of individual feedback from MTI’s Fuel Coach driver performance system. The Fuel Coach program has been designed to provide drivers with the information, skills, and motivation to save fuel, according to the company.
The training program incorporates individual driver evaluations before and after an enhanced classroom session, based on the SmartDriver for Highway Trucking program, states MTI. After training, the drivers will receive access to daily reports on their fuel usage from the Fuel Coach driver reporting system, for the next 12 months. The reports provide feedback, which is intended to assist the drivers to improve their fuel performance.
“Reducing our GHG emissions while maintaining or improving operational performance is an important, but not easy to achieve goal for Arrow Transport,” says Tim Bell Arrow’s general manager of interior operations. “We believe the MTI program will help us to achieve those objectives”.
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