Truck Ecodriving Toolkit

Freight transport is a major industry that is essential for economic development, yet also has a large CO2 footprint. The sector accounts for > 40% of global transport CO2 emissions, of which 75% is from road transport. According to IEA, truck are the fastest growing source of oil demand, in particular for diesel. There is, therefore, a pressing need to promote sustainable road freight practices.

Ecodriving is a cost-efficient and easy-to-implement measure that can reduce GHG emissions and other pollutants through the improvement of truck drivers’ driving style.

This toolkit is a comprehensive guide to ecodriving programmes, at company-level as well as for government-or even city-driven initiatives. It provides experiences from around the world, offers tools for planning and implementation and makes training materials available. Many of the materials in this toolkit go beyond the scope of truck ecodriving as they either include either vehicle categories like busses and cars or as they looks into further road freight mitigation options as well.

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Content Overview Truck Ecodriving Toolkit

This content overview helps you nagivate through this toolkit. Note that many of the posts listed...
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Sourcebook on Ecodriving

This Sourcebook by GIZ’s predecessor organisation GTZ explains concisely what is ecodriving, what its advantages are...
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Skills and Labour Shortage in the Road Freight Transport Sector

Around the globe, logistics is an industry struggling to hire skilled workers. This World Bank study...
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Video Case Studies

Can Ecodriving change lives? Not only does an environmentally friendly driving style emit less pollutions, due...
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Energy and Environmental Aspects of Road Freight

Ecodriving is one of many ways to reduce the road freight CO2 Footprint. This report by...
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Strategic Advice for Policymakers

THE PEP partnership for Ecodriving under UNECE has issued 10 high-level recommendations for government-driven initiatives. THE...
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Strategic Advice for Fleet Managers

Developing driver skills is an essential part of any fleet management strategy that aims at reducing...
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Stakeholder Mapping

Who should to be involved and how when establishing and running comprehensive ecodriving programs? Stakeholder maps...
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Setting Up a Steering Structure

The implementation of ecodriving projects benefits from having a clear steering structure. This tool comprises a...
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Case Studies on National Ecodriving Programmes

Governments in various countries have launched and implemented nation-wide programs to mainstream ecodriving among private and...
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Status Quo Analysis for Green Freight Programmes

ICCT’s blueprint for performing a “Freight Assessment” is a practical guide for evaluating a country’s freight...
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Ecodriving Barrier Analysis

For designing an effective programme on ecodriving, it is key to understand the local barriers that...
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Policy Options to Promote Sustainable Fleet Managment

This document by the EU Recodrive project is aiming at policy makers at all levels that...
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Toolkit for Fleet Managers

The LoCITY Fleet Manager Toolkit is for use by anyone who manages commercial vans or heavy...
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Truck Driver Professional Qualification Schemes and Paths to Reform

Promoting eco-driving can be done in the context of wider national reforms for the capacity development...
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Ecodriving Strategy at City Level

Sidney as issued a two-year strategy on eco-driving, recognizing that working with the City’s drivers on...
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Future Perspectives for Truck Driver Training

What happens to the job description and the qualification requirements of truck drivers in times of...
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Costs and Financing of Truck Ecodriving Training Programmes

Ecodriving is generally portrayed as a cost-effective action for less fuel use and CO2 emissions. This...
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Case Studies for Financial Support of Ecodriving

Three examples of subsidy structures for eco-driving initiatives in the UK, USA and Germany. UK Energy...
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Maintaining ecodriving benefits in the long term

Training ecodriving skills to truck drivers has a weakness, namely its effectiveness in changing driver behaviour...
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Impact Assessment for Truck Ecodriving

This is a guidance on how to monitor the fuel and CO2 emission savings from ecodriving...
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Impact Assessment Methodology

This manual by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) offers guidance and a specific Excel-based calculation tool...
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Impact Assessment Results from Various Countries and Methods

A compilation of case studies and impact assessment results for Ecuador, North America, Europe, Australia, Vietnam...
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Setting Targets and Estimating Impacts

This tool offers both general guidance and ready-to-use templates to monitor and estimate impacts based on...
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Ecodriving Training Module

This ecodriving training module by the Irish Road Safety Authority under the national Certificate of Professional...
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Train the Trainer Materials

Training of driving instructors and in-company multiplicators is crucial for any programmatic effort to reach a...
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Training Material for Trainers and Drivers

This collection of course materials in Spanish can be used directly for training truck drivers. Manual...
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Web-Based Training of Truck Drivers

Online ecodriving courses are often used to show both new and experienced drivers how to safely...
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Capacity Assessment of Driving Schools

Driving schools are a key actor for mainstreaming knowhow on Ecodriving and thus should be engaged...
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Raising Awareness of Truck Drivers

Campaigns and at-a-glance guidance for truck drivers are important for sector-wide agenda-setting and to support the...
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Reducing Unnecessary Engine Idling

An effective and simple to implement fuel saving technique is to eliminate unnecessary engine idling –...
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Ecodriving Competitions by Truck Manufacturers and Associations

Competition among truck drivers to improve performance is used as a social marketing tool by associations...
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West African Transport Academy Case Study

This joint project by Scania, GIZ and further partners from the automotive sector set up the...
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The IRU Academy

The international Road Transport Union (IRU) Academy offers training programmes which focus on developing the skills...
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Preventative Maintenance Checklist

Maintenance is a big factor for safety and for fuel efficiency. For example, it is important...
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Managing Speed Infographic

Ecodriving techniques encourage consistent and lower speed driving. This infographic by the European Transport Safety Council...
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