KDC has signed a partnership with the IRU (International Road Transport Union) who offers through the IRU Academy to their ATI's ( Accredited Traininig Institutes) worldwide the Ecoeffect training methodology and programme as a standard for eco-driving.
Since 2011, the ECOeffect project consortium has been established to deliver road transport professional training capacity building and market stimulation in the Czech Republic, Poland and Romania to support the development of eco-driving schemes.
ECOeffect aimed to provide knowledge and skills to transport operators and training centres interested in establishing eco-driving capacity that yields results. This programme includes techniques, training and certification, as well as fuel management capacity (i.e. a monitoring tool) for the most efficient fuel cost reduction training scheme across Europe. ECOeffect's objective was also to position eco-driving as an essential component of professional driver qualification to directly support the EU transport policies that aim to establish a more competitive and resource-efficient transport system.
KDC was one of the leading consortium members to provide the training tool EETS, to develop the training material and to roll-out the ECOeffect training methodology in the above mentioned countries and abroad.
Since the project has officially finished in November 2013, these overall project results are obtained:
- 83 instructors trained to build training capacity in their market
- 2,315 drivers trained in eco-driving with EETS
- 7,731 tonnes saved in road transport CO2 emissions
- 3,514,139 EUR saved in fuel costs