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Cost-efficient driving = smaller carbon footprint

Pressures to protect the environment are increasing around the world. There has been a lot of talk of alternative technologies and new concepts. At the moment, however, there are no feasible, mass-produced technologies that could fully replace diesel engines in European trucks. One solution that can reduce our carbon footprint right now, though, is cost-efficient driving. VCHD Cargo insists on cost-efficient driving in all its operations.

VCHD Cargo vehicles are travelling across Europe nearly every day and constant driving optimisation is one of our company’s main priorities. We regularly review the routes of our regular lines with the aim to reduce the number of empty kilometres. We work with our customers to maximise the efficiency of space utilisation in our trucks and we motivate drivers to driver in the most cost-efficient way possible. “We have defined principles of cost-efficient driving and implemented tools that track the application of these rules,” VCHD Cargo a.s. chairman Ing. Petr Kozel explains, adding: “This includes minimisation of high-rev time, using engine idling and cruise control, smart breaking and, of course, sticking to the speed limit, etc.” Drivers get bonuses if they drive in a cost-efficient and environment-friendly way. According to Petr Kozel, safe driving is the absolutely fundamental rule and a second nature for all professional drivers.

“We approach our business responsibly and with respect for our environment and we teach these principles to all our colleagues,” Petr Kozel added. VCHD Cargo uses vehicles that meet the highest emission standards and in most cases transports cargo in modular bodies that allow the best use of the loading capacity. Furthermore, the company’s branch in Havlíčkův Brod uses electricity generated in its own photovoltaic plant.