Eco Stars June 6th, 2014 jmr jmr Latest Uncategorized Shares Comments Sefton Council is joining forces with local fleet operators in a project which promotes both a clean and green transport agenda and fuel savings. The local authority has just announced it is becoming part of the nationally recognised ECO (Efficient and Cleaner Operations) Stars scheme. The scheme aims to provide recognition and guidance on environmental best practice to operators of goods vehicles, buses and coaches. The focus on the Sefton scheme is on goods vehicles which regularly use the Port of Liverpool area. Organisations who join the ECO Stars receive access to fleet specialist advice, including an assessment on each of their vehicles by an industry expert and an overview of the way their fleet is managed. This process leads to a star rating between one and five and tailored guidance on the key measures to take to increase their star rating and help improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. In Sefton, operators who regularly use the main routes by the Port are able to apply – the fleets may be based outside the council area. A number of fleet operators have already committed to the scheme, including JMD, Clipper, Sainsburys, ASDA, DHL, Evolve and Sefton Council. Peter Evans, Liverpool City Region Freight Co-ordinator, said: “The ECO Stars scheme is an ideal way to help reduce pollution because it brings together Sefton Council and operators to the mutual benefit of both. “We need to try and reduce air pollution on the main roads near the Port of Liverpool, particularly Princess Way and Millers Bridge and this scheme can go a long way to help this. “A number of fleet operators have already signed up to the scheme and this is another fine example of partnership working across Sefton and the wider City Region. “The scheme has proved useful in other parts of the country and I am sure that the council, other fleet users and the people of Sefton will benefit from membership.” For further information on the scheme email: [email protected] Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Related Comments comments!