ERJ staff report (DS)
Brussels - One in 7 European road hauliers predict they will be out of business within eight years unless drastic developments are made to improve fleet fuel efficiency. At a dedicated fleet symposium that took place in Brussels, Goodyear Dunlop presented several recommendations to help commercial road transport sector to improve their fuel efficiency.
â€œThe research confirmed that the overwhelming majority of fleets already have robust fuel efficiency measures in place, and therefore struggle to see what else they can do to improve efficiency and lower carbon emissions to achieve even stronger goals. Low rolling resistance tyres are one option to improve a fleet's fuel efficiency amongst others, such as eco-driving training for truck drivers, improved logistics, route planning and aerodynamics on vehicles." said Michel Rzonzef, Vice President, Goodyear Dunlop commercial tyre business EMEA.
The Goodyear research showed that:
- 7 in 10 fleets have invested in eco-driving training;
- 6 in 10 fleets have procured more efficient vehicles;
- 4 in 10 fleets have improved logistics and route planning;
- 4 in 10 fleets have switched to more fuel efficient tyres.
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