Council commercial fleet scheme

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Cornwall Council has launched a new initiative aimed at reducing operating costs for the region’s commercial fleets while at the same time improving air quality.

The Cornwall ECO Stars Fleet Recognition Scheme is a free, voluntary initiative that provides “recognition, guidance and advice on operational best practice to operators of goods vehicles, buses, coaches and commercial vehicle fleets”.

The scheme will be delivered by Transport and Travel Research Ltd (TTR), on behalf of Cornwall Council’s public protection service.

The first fleets to sign up to the scheme and be presented with their ECO Stars certificates included CORMAC, Lorne Stewart plc, TNT and WJ South West who were welcomed at the launch by Cornwall Councillor Geoff Brown, Cornwall Council’s Portfolio Holder for Communities.

Jim Chappell, TTR’s ECO Stars programme manager, said: “The scheme is free, simple to join and open to all fleets operating in the Camborne, Pool, Illogan and Redruth (CPIR) area, irrespective of your fleet size. By following our advice, businesses could improve their fuel efficiency by up to 5%.”

More information about the Cornwall ECO Stars scheme can be found on the Cornwall Council ECO Stars webpage.