Recently, Den Hartogh Trucking BV received the Ecostars certificate for sustainable transport and was even awarded the maximum five Goldstars. To receive this certificate the company was audited, the summary in the audit report states: 'it is clear that Den Hartogh Trucking BV focuses on clean transport and is aware of the influence it has on a cleaner living environment in the Rotterdam region'. The company is seen as an example for other companies.
The audit addressed, among other things, the fleet composition (100% 5 stars), fuel management, developing driving skills, vehicle selection and preventive maintenance, and support systems. We received high scores for all of these subjects. The recommendations in the audit report offer us possibilities to continue to encourage economic driving behaviour and with it lower fuel consumption.
The Ecostars programme is a European qualification system for sustainable transporters of freight and people, in which cities and regions can participate. The European project stopped in May 2014, but was continued by the Rotterdam municipality.
For more information: https://ec.europa.eu/energy/intelligent/projects/en/projects/ecostars