Introducing ECO stars fleet recognition scheme

Friday, 28 September 2018

The Eco Stars Fleet Recognition Scheme is a free, voluntary scheme that provides recognition, guidance and advice on operational best practice to operators of goods vehicles, buses and coaches. It is being rolled out in Fife to help fleet operators improve efficiency, reduce fuel consumption and reduce emissions - all helping to improve local air quality and at the same time, make cost savings.

When joining, your vehicles and overall fleet will be rated by industry experts to assess their current performance - both operational and environmental - and achieve an ECO Stars rating between 1 and 5. A bespoke "road map" will be produced containing tailor-made guidance to help improve the efficiency of your fleet.

ECO Stars was originally created in South Yorkshire and has since been adopted by other areas in the UK including Nottingham, York and Warrington as well as several cities across Europe. In total, the schemes have more than 200 members with over 14,000 vehicles.

The scheme is managed by Transport Research Laboratory on behalf of Fife Council.

Who can join ECO Stars?

The ECO Stars Scheme in Fife is open to all operators of vans, trucks, buses and coaches who are based in Fife or operate regularly in the area.

Operators do not have to be based in Fife to be eligible to apply.

Your fleet can:

•Be any size - from just one vehicle up to large fleets.

•Include all types of commercial vehicles - vans, HGV, buses and coaches.

•Be from any industry sector - own account, hire and reward, private and public sector, retail, road haulage, industrial, parcel and courier, community transport, bus and coach service - to name but a few!

For more details see the attachment below.