Transport

Driving buses and trucks that are more fuel efficient reduces carbon emissions, fossil fuel usage and costs. The way drivers operate these heavy vehicles affects both fuel consumption and the safety of your fleet.

Technologies

Vehicles

The vehicles you choose and how you maintain them affects how much fuel you can save. This section covers engines and drive train, vehicle selection, maintenance issues and Vehicles

Fuel efficiency for bus and truck operators

Our Heavy Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Programme improves the fuel efficiency of your bus and truck fleets by offering expert advice and funding.

Monitoring and measuring fuel use

Monitoring and measuring fuel use is essential for a fuel efficiency programme. This section gives information on collecting and evaluating fuel use data, using KPIs, reporting results and setting targets.
Monitoring and measuring fuel use

Fleet management

Changing how you run the fleet can take careful management. This section has advice on getting started, managing change, involving staff, and KPIs to help assess performance.
Fleet management

Driver behaviour

Driver behaviour has a crucial impact on fuel consumption. This section has information on speeding and idling, and advice on driver training.
Driver behaviour

Transporting freight and passengers

Transporting freight

Transporting freight is the core business of the road freight industry and is essential to the New Zealand economy. The volume of freight moved across New Zealand is expected to increase in coming years. Operating your fleet efficiently helps to keep the transport component of goods low, and assist the competitiveness of New Zealand in the world market.

Transporting passengers

The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) has developed tools to make personal travel more efficient.
Travel planning toolkit - NZTA website

Funding and support  

Fuel efficiency programme for bus and truck operators

Fuel efficiency workshops

Workshops are available to assist small to medium sized fleets (5-20 vehicles) to save fuel, improve safety and be more competitive in the current market.
Fuel efficiency workshops

Fuel management reviews

For large fleets (with fuel consumption greater than one million litres) EECA provides trained fuel management advisers to undertake a review of your heavy vehicle fleet operation and identify where fuel efficiency opportunities exist and how to implement changes.
Fuel management reviews

Fuel management advisor training

EECA offers specialist training in fuel efficiency for existing heavy transport professionals.
Fuel management advisor training