Spalding HGV driver Frantisek Bogyi has been named as the most fuel efficient in the UK.
On Thursday, he was due to learn whether he had won top spot against other European finalists in the Shell FuelSave Partner European Driver Competition 2014. The contest was entered by 1,100 road haulage drivers from across the continent.
Frantisek is a driver for FreshLinc of Spalding, specialist in the total supply chain management of temperature controlled fresh, chilled and horticultural products.
Drivers’ behaviours assessed over a four-week period included idling time, harsh acceleration, coasting, braking and use of cruise control, with vehicle type and load weight taken into account.
Andrew Tubb, driver development manager at FreshLinc, said: “We’re proud and delighted to have the UK’s most fuel efficient driver in the Shell FuelSave Partner community at FreshLinc. We introduced Shell FuelSave Partner solutions across our fleet of 230 vehicles three years ago. It has enabled us to track vehicles’ fuel consumption and driver performance, and as a result we have seen dramatic operational improvements, with the majority of our HGV fleet now achieving more than 10mpg when on the road.”