Vertical Alliance Group Addresses High Fuel Costs With Truck Driver Training Program

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Online Training Solution Focuses on Fuel Efficiency Issues, Driver Habits and Behavior

Infinit-i Online Video Training

“With daily increases in fuel costs, every transport company should be searching for new methods to control fuel expenditures,” said Jay Wommack, President and CEO, Vertical Alliance Group.

Vertical Alliance Group, a leading provider of online training and information solutions, announced recent updates to its “Fuel Efficiency for the Professional Driver” training program. Highlighting driver best practices with short five minute online training sessions, the fuel efficiency program has helped transport companies realize an average of 8 percent annual fuel savings.

The U.S Energy Information Administration (EIA) recently reported the price for on-highway diesel jumped 7.5 cents per gallon to $3.513, the highest level since October 2008. The national average is 74.4 cents higher than this time last year in all regions with New England leading the price of diesel fuel at $3.717 per gallon. The West Coast rose 9.7 cents to $3.630, the Rocky Mountains up 6.3 cents to $3.459, and the Midwest up 7.6 cents to $3.475 per gallon. The Gulf Coast remained the lowest among all regions at $3.455.

“With daily increases in fuel costs, every transport company should be searching for new methods to control fuel expenditures,” said Jay Wommack, President and CEO, Vertical Alliance Group. “Our online fuel efficiency video training utilizes real world, experienced drivers with the knowledge to train and target bad driving habits and behaviors that contribute to poor fuel mileage. Students can easily identify with their own behavior patterns and are offered actual solutions to improve harmful habits and increase fuel efficiency.”

Based on the Infinit-i™ web-based training and learning management system the fuel efficiency program is a series of short, directed videos designed to keep drivers, dispatchers and maintenance personnel mindful of techniques and practices to save fuel. Over twenty separate modules available on LMStrucking.com cover Fuel Optimization, Idling, Progressive Shifting, Speed, and much more. The program actually involves drivers, dispatchers, safety, maintenance and other employees to bring about lasting change that adds real value to a company’s bottom line.

“We started with Infinit-i in 2008, and our fuel economy was at 6.1 MPG. In 2009 we improved to 6.5 MPG and we started 2010 at 6.9 MPG,” stated Jack Curry, American Central Transport, realizing a 13% improvement in miles per gallon. The well-thought out program has been found to improve fuel efficiency, safety, overall employee professionalism offering a low total cost of ownership. Many companies are using the fuel efficiency program today saving thousands of dollars on fuel costs annually.

About Vertical Alliance Group

Specializing in the transportation industry since 1999, Vertical Alliance Group offers an easy to use web-based training, information solutions and support services for businesses of all sizes and types. Thousands of students and professional drivers are now using Vertical Alliance Group’s Infinit-i solution to learn, train and enhance their skills and knowledge with online training based on the expertise of real-world experienced instructors and other professionals. (http://www.verticalag.com/)

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