ECO Stars, the free fleet recognition scheme, has been boosted with the launch of a new website.
The website explains how the scheme can help commercial fleet operators to improve efficiency and reduce fuel consumption and emissions, with the ultimate aim of improving local transport related air quality.
ECO Stars is made up of a number of local schemes run in local authority areas across the country including the original in South Yorkshire.
Since its inception in 2009, it has expanded into mainland Europe with schemes in Spain, Italy and the Netherlands.
Members are drawn from all types of fleet operators – from the largest logistics companies (including Wincanton and DHL), some of the biggest high street names (such as Sainsbury’s and Asda,) bus operators (both small and large), and many local businesses.
ECO Stars programme manager Ann Beddoes, from Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, said: “ECO Stars has been expanding rapidly recently, and with more schemes imminent, we felt the time was right for a new website.
"One of the most impressive aspects is how our members have really embraced the opportunity to get involved – more than 140 of them. The testimonials from operators speak for themselves – a real credit to the ECO Stars approach."
In total, there are 20 schemes across Europe, including three more just about to kick off in Scotland.
More than 200 individual companies have joined ECO Stars in the UK, many of which are members of multiple schemes, representing more than 1,5000 vehicles.