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Iveco Driver Training: Driving for Economy by Iveco
Having always been particularly attentive to the growing need for products and services combining respect for the environment, such as efficiency and productivity, contributing to a sustainable mobility, Iveco now offers trucking professionals a driving course specifically focused on economy driving. The intention is to transfer its know-how to the customer to make driving a Stralis more efficient, economic and ecological.
The courses, called "Iveco Driver Training", intended for all those drivers who wish to deepen their knowledge about using Iveco Stralis and optimize their driving style. The training sessions are held mainly in the Iveco headquarters in Turin, but can also be provided at the local Iveco dealer or directly at the driver’s company facility.
Each course includes a theoretical and a practical component, but certainly the strong point of the course is the highly professional and specialised staff dedicated to training.
Trainers, in fact, come exclusively from the company, considered a fundamental choice by Iveco, along with specialised Demo Drivers, are able to impart to trainees, their wealth of experience in order to optimise the use of devices on board and to get the very best from their Stralis.
The aim of this course is to improve the ability of each driver in the overall management of the vehicle and reduce fuel consumption while increasing road safety and the environment.

The course in detail, comprises the following:
• Product characteristics
• Regulatory aspects and technological evolution
• Correct use of on-board devices
• Economic driving techniques
• Active and passive safety
• Economical and safe driving tips
The activity of training in economical driving, which includes the involvement of drivers, both Italian and foreign, and will gradually extend throughout Europe, is another piece of that particular policy attention to the environment and customer needs. Iveco has set itself the ambitious goal to train its customers in order that they are able to drive their vehicles, so as to reduce operating costs and at the same time making Europe’s roadways safer and greener.
Given that the consumption of fuel amounts, on average, to around 30% of the total overhead costs of a transport company, and that driving style can affect fuel economy by up to 12%, the investment in training has a potential immediate return and makes a further important contribution in an extremely positive way towards the essential goal called sustainable mobility.
For further information and to enrol for Iveco Driver Training, go to the corporate web site on
Iveco designs, manufactures, and markets a broad range of light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles, off-road trucks, city and intercity buses and coaches as well as special vehicles for applications such as fire fighting, off-road missions, defence and civil protection.
Iveco employs almost 25,000 people and runs 24 production units in 11 Countries in the world using excellent technologies developed in 6 research centres. Besides Europe, the company operates in China, Russia, Australia and Latin America. With around 5,000 sales and service outlets in over 160 Countries guarantee technical support wherever in the world an Iveco vehicle is at work.
Torino, 12th May 2010