A new driving course for HGV drivers and transport managers, which aims to help cut fuel costs and lower London’s pollution levels, has been launched this week by TfL.

Introduced under the auspices of the TfL-backed LoCity environmental programme, LoCity Driving is intended to aid HGV and van drivers, as well as transport managers, in cutting their vehicles' environmental impact and slashing their fuel costs.

The DVSA-approved and CPC-accredited training course is delivered as a one-day classroom-based session with separate e-learning modules.

The areas covered include: the relationship between driving style, fuel consumption and environmental impact; how regular maintenance and vehicle checks can cut costs and emissions; fuel efficient driving techniques.

Drivers and operators can book LoCity Driving course and find out more by emailing: enquiries@locity.org.uk.

LoCity has already released a number of eco-driving videos to aid operators and drivers alike.