Driving style means 25% difference on whole life costs, says Chevin
14 November 2014
Author: Daniel Puddicombe
The difference between good and bad drivers can mean a 25% variance on a vehicle's whole life costs.
That's according to fleet management company Chevin Fleet Solutions which said the best drivers can reduce costs by 12% below average, while the worst can mean a 13% increase. The figures were compiled from its customer base.
"There is a growing awareness among fleets about the level of impact that driver behaviour can have on overall costs and these figures underline their concern," said David Gladding, sales director at Chevin.
"Generally, fleet managers recognise that less responsible drivers will have higher fuel consumption and cause more wear and tear to their vehicle, resulting in higher SMR costs," said Gladding.