Ecodriving for Professional Drivers. Greece

By News Editor / Updated: 29 Aug 2014

The project concerned integrated training in ecodriving for professional drivers of a courier/delivery company in collaboration with the driving institute “Zografos” SA.

Background & Objectives

This project results from the EC funded project TREATISE, operating from January 2005 to June 2007. TREATISE provides free training on sustainable transport subjects for energy and transport professionals. The project covers three areas: Cleaner Fuels & Vehicles, Ecodriving, and Mobility Management. The trainings resulted in several local projects in the eight participating countries. This project is one of them.


The target group of the program was 200 professional drivers (TNT Skypack Hellas LTD).The training sessions were divided in theoretical and practical courses with pre-evaluation>of the drivers’ skills in special simulators, theoretical training in Ecodriving using manuals, practical training in simulators and real road conditions and finally Ecodriving certification & contest for the drivers.Integrated training in EcoDriving with theoretical and practical training1. Pre-training evaluation of the drivers’ skills in professional simulators2. EcoDriving theory with the use of training manuals3. Training in simulators following EcoDriving techniques from step 24. Training in real road conditions5. Certification of training and indication of an “ECO number” for every driver


The project is still ongoing but estimated benefits are:Annual fuel savings for the company: 15%Annual CO2 reduction in total: 180 tn CO2/year
Urban freight/city logistics
Clean and energy-efficient vehicles
Mobility management
Bob Saynor
Loukas Gavrill
20 Jul 2007
29 Aug 2014