The price of 95 unleaded petrol increased by R2.57, 93 unleaded by R2.37 and diesel by R2.30 per litre. Now that the price per litre of almost all grades of fuel in all regions has crossed the dreaded R25/L mark, projections are being made that motorists can anticipate a R30/L fuel price in the not so distant future.
The CEO of MasterDrive, Eugene Herbert, says in the first part of this series it was noted how changing driver behaviour can save truck operators, and by extension, consumers money by reducing fuel consumption. “Now we look at technology and other strategies that when used with changed driver behaviour can help truck operators see a considerable reduction in fuel consumption.”
Internationally fleets can also work with OEM’s by adding fuel-economy parameters to their engine settings. “Many of the technologies are still on their way to South Africa, thus for now, it relies on fleet managers and drivers to reduce fuel consumption as much as possible by using what is already available as we face record-high fuel prices,” says Herbert.
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