Spring Edition 2009
Better fuel efficiency can
save businesses money
Many businesses are 'burning' large sums of
money by not managing vehicle
fuel efficiently, says transport experts
Chris Metcalfe –
Director of Progressive One of the critical cost areas for anyone
Logistics operating a vehicle fleet is
fuel, which can account for over 30 per cent of
In 2005 Chris Metcalfe operating costs.
launched Progressive Progressive Logistics can help businesses to
Logistics following over reduce fuel costs by visiting
20 years in Transport their site and conducting a fuel management
The company offers Chris Metcalfe, of Progressive Logistics,
consultancy and training in: recently conducted a fuel A fuel management audit helps
O licence Audits management audit for Groundwork Cheshire businesses to answer the following
Fleet Management questions:
at Formula Tanker Rental, based at
Rail Feasibility Studies Ellesmere Port as part of ENWORKS
environmental business support programme. • Are you purchasing fuel in the most
Studies Tanker Rental has a fleet of 24 vehicles and the cost effective way?
Driver CPC Training audit identified that the • Do you store fuel correctly?
Warehouse Services introduction of a fuel management • Do you measure fuel usage and gain
Health & Safety Audits programme could save the company £11,000 any benefits from the information
Project Management and reduce its CO2 emissions by 27 tonnes. gathered?
Interim Assignments Chris has also conducted a fuel efficiency audit • Is your vehicle specification having an
at Pioneer Foodservice, at adverse affect on fuel consumption?
Expert Carlisle, which operates a fleet of 35 vehicles. • Are daily checks carried out on tyres
and ancillary equipment?
The audit was conducted for Cumbria Rural
Workshops Enterprise Agency as part of the • How involved are drivers and staff in
understanding how to reduce fuel
ENWORKS programme and identified that a
GROUNDWORK Manchester fuel management programme, consumption?
has recently engaged the including driver training, could achieve • Do you take training seriously in
services of Chris Metcalfe, savings of £20,000 for the reducing fuel consumption?
from Progressive Logistics, business.
to give two expert
workshops at a transport
efficiency event held for
companies in the Greater Teabag Talent seeks talented professionals
TALENTED business people are being fill a wide variety of interim
Chris held sessions on fleet
management , fuel efficiency sought to join a community of more than management vacancies and
and transport cost analysis 1000 independent professional advisors project roles in all fields of
at the event, which took aiming to help their customers fill business.
place at Old Trafford Cricket interim & project management roles. If you are an independent
Ground. Teabag Talent, www.teabagtalent.com, professional, who is
is an exclusive by-invitation only interested in joining Teabag
Progressive Logistics community which allows members to talent or a business
16 Milton Rough
refer their customers to other talented requiring its services please
Northwich and pre-qualified individuals in the call Chris Metcalfe, on 07859
Cheshire organisation, who may be available to 038536 or 01606 851472.
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Services Plan ahead for new
PROGRESSIVE Logistics is
widening the range of
consultancy services it is
offering to transport
driver CPC legislation
companies in the UK. HAULAGE firms need be proactive to ensure drivers a range of three-and-a-half hour
In addition to its existing drivers comply with new European legislation, modules to allow them to build up their
services Progressive says logistics expert Chris Metcalfe, of required 35 hours of training.
Logistics now offers the
• A health and safety From September 10, 2009, all existing HGV
audit to ensure drivers will be required to carry out 35 hours of
businesses are fully periodic training within five years to maintain a
compliant with the latest valid Driver CPC.
workplace and employee
health and safety The aim of the new CPC laws is to update the
legislation. essential knowledge a driver needs to carry
• Warehouse services to out their work, such as Customer Service, Fuel
provide floor markings, Efficient Driving and Manual Handling.
racking and pillar
Chris Metcalfe said: “It would be very easy for
haulage businesses to be complacent and take
New Guide the view that five years is a long period of time,
CHRIS Metcalfe, of but they would be ill advised the leave the
Progressive Logistics, training of their drivers until the last minute.
has recently co-authored
a publication for the
All CPC training must be organised by an For more information on driver CPC training
approved training centre, and from September please contact Progressive Logistics, on 07859
transport firms top tips 2009 Progressive Logistics will be offering 038536 or 01606 851472.
on how to make
operations as efficient as
The ‘Logistics Buyers
Information Service’ will
be made available by the
Progressive Logistics at Multimodal 2009
FTA for all its member LEADING logistics consultancy Progressive Chris Metcalfe said: “The Multimodal event is a
organisations in the UK Logistics is taking part in a major transport and great opportunity for transport businesses to
to purchase from spring
logistics event at Birmingham’s NEC in April. speak to us and see how we might be able to
identify significant savings in their operating
Mutimodal is the UK’s only event dedicated to costs.”
more efficient freight transport and supply
chain management, and is being held from He added: “Progressive Logistics is able to
Tuesday, April 28, to Thursday, April 30. provide a completely impartial view of a
company’s transport procedures and use a
Chris Metcalfe, from Progressive Logistics, who wealth of experience in the road and rail
has more than 24 years of transport transport sector to identify the most cost
management up to director level in road and rail efficient means of transporting goods in the UK
logistics operations, will be at the event offering and across the globe.”
haulage firms top advice on how to reduce
Chris Metcalfe, presents transport costs and improve efficiencies, whilst For more information on the Multimodal event
Jane Ward with a cheque complying with all the latest legislation. visit the website at www.multimodal.org.uk.
for £300 from one of his
sponsors after taking part
in four, five mile trail runs,
and a 10k race in Cheshire,
throughout the summer to
Call us on 01606 851472 Website: www.progressivelogistics.co.uk
raise funds for the Jerry
Ward Trust Fund. 07859 038536 email: email@example.com