After two successful years helping more than 30 operators with a total fleet of over 5,500 vehicles in South Yorkshire, the ECO Stars Fleet Recognition Scheme is now being rolled out in Mid Devon. See ECO Stars Information Leaflet [881kb]
The Mid Devon ECO Stars Scheme, run by Mid-Devon District Council, offers recognition, FREE guidance ECO Stars Guidance Notes [2Mb] and support to operators of vans, trucks, buses, coaches and now taxis. For taxi information see ECO Stars Guidance notes for taxis [921kb]
What's in it for me?
Recognition for what you currently do - each member of the Scheme gets a Star rating based on an assessment of how 'clean' your vehicle fleet is and the best practice you demonstrate in key areas of:
Developing driver skills
Vehicle specification and maintenance
Use of IT support systems
Fleet performance monitoring
Save up to £2,300 per vehicle in fuel costs
By implementing the key measures recommended by the ECO Stars scheme, a typical HGV operator could expect to reduce fuel consumption by a minimum of 5% in the first year. Based on 80,000 miles per year at 8mpg and an average of 1 GBP per litre of diesel, there would be a saving of the equivalent of £2,300 per vehicle. For an operator with 10 vehicles this equates to a saving of one whole tanker of diesel!*
*Figures from Department for Transport Freight Best Practice Programme
Support to improve operational efficiency - members receive a FREE operational efficiency review and road map, developed by specialist fleet consultants, to outline measures to reduce fuel consumption and help you reduce your fleet operating costs. Once you're received your road map, our team is here to give you ongoing support.
The scheme is open to all operators of vans, trucks, buses and coaches, regardless of fleet size, based within Mid Devon or based outside of Mid Devon, but with vehicles operating a significant proportion of their time within the area.