Truck eco-driving programs: Current status in Latin America and international best practices
There is growing interest, especially in Latin America, in implementing and expanding voluntary green freight programs that include eco-driving as a key component. The term eco-driving refers to a wide range of driving techniques and practices that improve the fuel economy of vehicles, and eco-driving programs achieve reductions in carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions. This leads to lower fuel and maintenance costs and co-benefits that include improved road safety. This report reviews the status of eco-driving programs for the on-road freight industry in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Peru—locations where there are tangible opportunities for the implementation or expansion of eco-driving programs.