Ekol has initiated a project in an effort to minimize the damage caused to the Earth by its vehicles and vessels as they traverse the world to ensure a flawless flow of global trade. As part of the project, it made all of its tow trucks compliant with EURO 5 standards by 2011.
Moreover, Ekol renders services with Euro 6 engines in most of the countries in which it operates with its facilities in Europe.
Young and Environmentally Friendly Fleet with All Euro 5 and Euro 6 Vehicles
EURO 5 norms gradually reduce NO, CO, HC, and particulate matter emissions.
2016 Fleet Overhaul Investments
- 251 new tow trucks (of which 197 are buybacks)
- 2 new tow trucks for Ekol Germany
- 150 new tow trucks for Ekol Romania (Erkann)
- 587 new trailers (of which 213 are Green Freight and 562 are suitable for Intermodal transportation)
- 236 new tow trucks
- 11 new tow trucks for Ekol Germany
- 2 new tow trucks for Ekol Italy
- 22 new tow trucks for Ekol Hungary
- 12 new tow trucks for Ekol Romania
- 475 new trailers (of which 402 are suitable for Intermodal transportation)
- 50 new tow trucks
- 25 new tow trucks for Ekol Romania
- 55 new tow trucks for Ekol Hungary
- 345 new trailers suitable for Intermodal transportation
- 40 new trailers for the Ekol Hungary fleet
- 200 new tow trucks
- 700 new trailers suitable for Intermodal transportation
- 50 new tow trucks for Ekol Romania
- 200 new Krone trailers suitable for Intermodal transportation
- 200 new tow trucks meeting Euro 5 standards
- 400 new trailers
- 1,500 new Intermodal transportation-complaint trailers with extra features
Drivers get involved in the training process from the moment of commencing their role at Ekol. Accordingly, they receive vocational and on-the-job training, as well as technical training in load safety, safe and economic driving in the heavy-vehicle simulator, and defensive driving. They are assessed at the end of the training program.
One of Ekol’s main goals is to administer training programs to the drivers on how to consume the lowest amount of fuel possible when driving. Ekol conducts its drivers safe and economic driving training programs in the heavy-vehicle simulator, in addition to professional development training programs with the goal of utilizing resources effectively and reducing costs, as well as raising environmental awareness.
Drivers expand their know-how with training programs from instructors who are specialized in many fields, including advance driving techniques, safe and economic driving techniques, ADR, load safety, and RCA, along with a driver manual.
Driver Training by Year
- 2016: 430 hours / 629 drivers / 4,246 man-hours
- 2015: 528 hours / 475 drivers / 4,582 man-hours
- 2014: 529 hours / 940 drivers / 4,970 man-hours
- 2013: 519 hours / 781 drivers / 4,115 man-hours
- 2012: 218 hours / 307 drivers / 2,077 man-hours
- 2011: 150 hours / 260 drivers / 1,620 man-hours
- 2010: 416 hours / 160 drivers / 1,728 man-hours
- 2009: 440 hours / 572 drivers / 3,288 man-hours
- 2008: 280 hours / 110 drivers / 2,792 man-hours
- 2007: 378 hours / 90 drivers / 2,802 man-hours