Maintaining ecodriving benefits in the long term

Training ecodriving skills to truck drivers has a weakness, namely its effectiveness in changing driver behaviour over the long term. Drivers yield significant fuel savings after a training, but the improvement often lessens over time as drivers fall back into old habits. Studies show that the longterm fuel consumption improvement is only 2-5%, versus an in-training effect of up to 25%.

However, fleet managers and policymakers have a variety of tools to support a more permanent adoption of ecodriving skills. One option is regular re-training or refreshment courses for drivers. These could be made mandatory for professional drivers, as is the case in Germany.

The other options are on-board eco-driving technologies and incentives by companies for their drivers. This paper describes the variety of technologies and incentives that fleet managers can deploy to help drivers get better.


5 Pages |
    Authors (alphabetical order):
  • Mateo Gomez Jattin
  • Friedel Sehlleier



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