Instead of compensation, VTL has chosen the path of reduction, to further promote green logistics along with its 125 partner depots. Since the beginning of the year, VTL has been paying one cent for each shipment and each partner two cents.

As a result, a five-figure sum will be paid into the “eco-savings box” in 2014. Thus, further measures should be implemented for the protection of the environment to reduce CO2 emissions.

So, for example, the pilot project “driver’s league” will be funded and there is a tyre pressure system planned for the central hub in Fulda, to provide the 140 trucks coming in every day with the optimum air pressure to ensure they save fuel when driving. And in the second half of the year, new software should facilitate CO2 calculation.