These are the contradictory findings from a survey commissioned by VW Commercial Vehicles UK, which reported that just 42% of CV fleet operators considered planning lower consumption routes for staff, 81% of whom operate without satellite navigation. Only 35% of the companies polled took into account the driving habits of their drivers and just 18% of drivers received any form of economical driving tuition. As few as 23% of drivers had routes planned for them and the same percentage felt they were making “inefficient journeys”, such as making two trips on the same route in the same day.
Meanwhile 58% of the 60% of drivers using vans carrying corporate livery claiming it made them drive “more carefully.”