Environment and animals

ECO Stars scheme benefits

Members of ECO Stars York benefit from:

  • Significant fuel savings - 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 
  • Reduced operational costs - based on 80,000 miles per year 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!*
  • Reduced environmental impact - a typical HGV could see annual output of carbon dioxide fall by six tonnes per year* with possible reductions in toxic emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulate matter (PM)
  • Advice and tailor-made support - all members receive a tailor-made 'road map' to help improve performance and support their progress in achieving a higher scheme rating
  • Free windscreen decals for each vehicle to profile efficiency and environmental credentials to the public and customers.
  • Regular updates from the ECO Stars Team
  • Company profiling on our website
  • Opportunities for involvement in promotional activities

*Figures from Department for Transport Freight Best Practice Programme

ECO Stars Fleet Recognition Scheme

ECO Stars (York) c/o Transport Research Laboratory

Crowthorne House, Nine Mile Ride, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 3GA

Telephone: 01344 770700