Don Osterberg, vp-safety and driver training for Schneider National Inc., and Jim Booth, fuel economy consultant and owner/president of Fifth Wheels Plus, were the featured speakers for the second Webcast in the free “Survivor's Guide to the Fuel Crisis” series presented by Truckload Carriers Assn. and Fleet Owner. The two industry experts each focused on the impact driver behavior can have on reducing fuel costs and offered concrete suggestions for how to implement programs that make fuel economy a priority for drivers.
The final Webcast in this series, ”Vehicle Specifying and Maintenance Strategies for Maximizing Fuel Efficiency,” will feature Bruce Stockton, vp of maintenance and asset management for Con-way Truckload , and Darry Stuart, president/CEO of DWS Fleet Management and general chairman of TMC for 2007-08. It will be on Sept. 23 at 2 p.m. EDT. Register free at www.fleetowner.com/fuel-webcast.
During the interactive session on Aug. 5, Osterberg shared the results of Schneider's own fuel economy program, including the company's use of simulators for driver training, and offered tips for fleets of any size. Speaker Jim Booth, considered by many in the trucking industry as the fuel economy test expert for his years of work directing fuel economy test runs for Caterpillar and for truck OEMs, also offered plenty of real-world examples of the impact driver performance can have on fuel economy.
You can still view the archived version of this Webcast and hear their responses at http://w.on24.com/r.htm?e=114554&s=1&k=6DEE8BF4D9DB2648A6505D1EFF6EF529. Registration is required, but there is no charge.