Smith System, a professional driver training organization, has introduced The Driver's Log, a new educational series that ties the results of driver training to the real-world management issues of both truck and car fleets.

Driver's Log 1.0 describes the fuel savings generated by driving less aggressively.
Entitled "Right Foot Fuel Economy," this first-in-the-series article details how a systematic approach to driver training can not only reduce accidents but also has the potential to generate significant fuel savings. An example of a fuel savings calculator is included to give the reader an idea on how to evaluate the potential to save fuel.
Drivers who take the Smith 5 Keys training course learn to pace traffic flow to keep their cars or trucks in motion rather than constantly starting and stopping with "the traffic pack" in city driving. The result is a combination of safer driving, less wear and tear on the powertrain and fuel savings.
Fleets invest heavily in more efficient engines, sophisticated aerodynamics and other technical advances to reduce fuel usage. But the simple fact is that one of the best fuel economy measures we can take, and one that will yield immediate results is absolutely in our personal control. Smith System calls it Right Foot Fuel Economy. Learn more at and click on the fuel pump icon.
Smith System Driver Improvement Institute Inc. was founded in 1952 as the nation's first fleet driver safety training organization with on-road, hands-on safety education techniques for experienced drivers. Smith System delivers behind the wheel instruction to more than 35,000 fleet drivers each year and has presented their program in 82 countries and in 21 languages.