This 3.5 hour module is based on the Department of Transport guidance on fuel efficient use of Large Goods Vehicles and specific risks to a Driver and vehicle on the road. This module is a prerequisite for members of the Freight Operators Recognition Scheme (FORS) and for contractors wishing to work on Transport for London’s road network.
Fuel efficient driving, importance of vehicle checks, aerodynamic aids, where fuel goes, engine specifications, use of gearbox, use of rev counter, forward planning, anticipation, use of retarder
Rules of the road, goods vehicle speed limits, use of mobile phones and satellite navigation, road markings specific to goods vehicles
Driver fatigue and fitness to drive
Driving in severe weather