Energy-efficient and anticipatory driving improves the environmental efficiency of transport


In energy-efficient and anticipatory driving, traffic is read constantly to optimise fuel consumption. Energy-efficient, i.e. intelligent and smooth driving, increases the safety of traffic and reduces the environmental impact of transport, such as CO2 emissions.


We support and monitor energy-efficient driving in a variety of ways:


  • We constantly provide drivers with training on our newest equipment. Advanced technology increases safety and fuel efficiency.
  • We train drivers in energy-efficient driving. We provide feedback and reward good performances.
  • A modern fleet that is safe and environmentally friendly.
  • Advanced automotive accessories that increase safety and fuel efficiency, such as an anticipatory cruise control systems that detect terrain and traffic.
  • Driving monitoring systems
  • Regular maintenance of vehicles, including checking tyre pressures.
  • We optimise the efficiency of journeys with route plans.
  • High utilisation rates and combinations of transports.


Regular driver training and accountability are part of the everyday life of Kaukokiito


At Kaukokiito, we have always taken care of providing our drivers with driving training and we have been paying more attention to it since the beginning of the 2010s. Kaukokiito drivers regularly participate in Kaukokiito's own training, where drivers receive personal feedback on their driving. Monitoring and feedback are used to develop drivers' skills.


Kaukokiito drivers periodically take part in the REAK course, a day spent on acquiring a professional qualification in energy-efficient and anticipatory driving. Correct use of the fleet in combination with an anticipatory driving style increases safety and fuel efficiency. Furthermore, our drivers are able to attend brand-specific training days arranged by importers on new automotive technologies, among other things. The orientation with the new fleet takes place before delivery.


We have experimented with a productivity bonus as an incentive and we are currently considering introducing it more widely.


Technology supports developing energy-efficient driving habits


We monitor energy-efficient driving by car, vehicle group and driver. Drivers can also view their own driving habit report. A report updated in real time about shift-specific driving habits is the best possible tool for an employee to develop their own work. The real-time report allows for critical assessment while things are still fresh in memory.


The monitoring of the driving habits of Kaukokiito’s drivers consists of four main themes:



  • Driving speed tracking. A steady speed is the least taxing to the driver and consumes the least fuel.


  • Anticipatory driving avoids full stops and increases safety.


  • Minimising idling.


  • Optimisation of the rolling distance. (Avoiding rolling at the expense of the average speed)


Anticipation increases traffic and occupational safety


An experienced driver who knows energy-efficient driving performs exemplarily in traffic, regardless of the conditions. Anticipatory driving has been shown to reduce near misses and stress. Hurry is not part of the behaviour of Kaukokiito’s drivers in traffic.


When the driver focuses on energy-efficient driving, they also pay more attention to and perceive other traffic, making traffic operations smooth and predictable for other road users at all times.


Concrete results from Kaukokiito´s pilot groups

  • Energy-efficient driving measures have reduced fuel consumption by approximately 3 %.
  • Idling in 2019 vs 2021 -44 %.