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Do you need an idling policy?

Unnecessary idling in cars, lorries and buses contributes to a large amount of wasted fuel. It results in air pollution, noise pollution and increased engine wear. Modern vehicles do not need to idle. In the past, drivers will have been

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Why does burning fuel create more weight in carbon dioxide (CO2)?

When you burn a litre of diesel, which weighs around 840g, you get around 2.68kg of carbon dioxide (CO2). When you burn a litre of petrol, which weighs around 740g, you get around 2.31kg of carbon dioxide. Why is what

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How do you reduce idling in your car or lorry?

Unnecessary idling could land you a ¬£20 fixed penalty notice; in some places in London it’s up to ¬£80. If that’s not enough to convince you to turn off your engine, let’s look at all the reasons and how you

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What aerodynamic aids are available for lorries

lorries with aerodynamic aids

Lorry fuel economy is extremely important to keep transport companies competitive, plus it’s good for the environment to reduce fuel usage. When you first learn how to drive a lorry, most of the instruction will be focused on safe and

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The ultimate guide to lorry fuel economy

Trucking is a cutthroat business with thin margins, so anything you can do to save fuel makes a big difference to the profitability of the company. Don’t come to a stop unless absolutely necessary: ¬†acceleration, anticipation and braking sense Getting

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How to calculate your vehicle’s CO2 emissions

The amount of CO2 produced per litre or gallon of fuel is fairly consistent, so you just need to know the amount of fuel you used, the type of fuel and the number of miles or kilometres you’ve covered to

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Exhaust pollution: what is in it?

In an ideal world, fuel will burn efficiently to produce just CO2 (carbon dioxide), H20 (water) and N2 (nitrogen), but in reality this never happens. Those three compounds are not toxic to humans and therefore the ever increasing strictness of

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