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Environmental Effects of Eco-Driving on Courier Delivery

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Department of Construction, University of Extremadura, 06071 Badajoz, Spain
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Transport Research Centre (TRANSyT), Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, 28040 Madrid, Spain
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Academic Editors: Hernán Gonzalo-Orden and Heriberto Pérez-Acebo
Sustainability 2021, 13(3), 1415; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13031415
Received: 25 November 2020 / Revised: 19 January 2021 / Accepted: 25 January 2021 / Published: 29 January 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Road Traffic and Pavement Engineering toward Sustainable Development)
In recent years, eco-driving has proven to be an effective tool for reducing fuel consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Until now, most research carried out has focused on ordinary drivers applying eco-driving techniques on their usual routes. However, there is little research on professional driver couriers. This research is aimed at analyzing the effects that eco-driving has on fuel consumption and GHG emissions on courier deliveries in small cities such as Caceres (Spain). For this purpose, a real-life experiment was performed with professional drivers with Spanish post vans from the public sector company Correos. In the first period, driving was under normal conditions (non-eco), and after a theoretical training eco-driving course, there was a second driving period (eco). Driving parameters (speeds, accelerations, rpm, and consumptions) were recorded on all trips to analyze how effective the eco-driving was. The research concluded that eco-driving training does not correlate with more sustainable driving for professional drivers under pressure with the need to deliver packages on time. However, there is a trend in fuel savings when using higher capacity routes. View Full-Text
Keywords: eco-driving; courier delivery; professional driver; CO2 emissions; fuel consumption eco-driving; courier delivery; professional driver; CO2 emissions; fuel consumption
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Coloma, J.F.; García, M.; Fernández, G.; Monzón, A. Environmental Effects of Eco-Driving on Courier Delivery. Sustainability 2021, 13, 1415. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13031415

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Coloma JF, García M, Fernández G, Monzón A. Environmental Effects of Eco-Driving on Courier Delivery. Sustainability. 2021; 13(3):1415. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13031415

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Coloma, Juan F., Marta García, Gonzalo Fernández, and Andrés Monzón. 2021. "Environmental Effects of Eco-Driving on Courier Delivery" Sustainability 13, no. 3: 1415. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13031415

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