Maynes Coaches awarded for environmental best practice

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Maynes takes immense pride in the appearance of its immaculate fleet
Maynes takes immense pride in the appearance of its immaculate fleet

Maynes Coaches has recently been awarded four stars in the new Ecostars fleet recognition scheme.

Kevin Mayne said the operator is very proud to be associated with the Edinburgh ECOSTARS Scheme and is one of the first Scottish coach operators to join up.

ECOSTARS is a free, voluntary scheme providing recognition and support on environmental best practise to operators of goods vehicles, buses and coaches whose fleets serve Edinburgh. The scheme rates vehicles and fleet operation using a star system to recognise and improve levels of environmental performance.

Kevin said: “Our company envisage many advantages to being part of this scheme. It goes further than the criteria that a lot of our existing clients expect from their coach supplier. This scheme will continue to enhance our credentials and keep our business at the forefront of Quality Assured Scottish Coach Operations.”

Edinburgh is the first local authority in Scotland to participate in the ECOSTARS scheme which has now been rolled out in Europe.

“We already have one of the lowest levels of carbon emissions within the UK coach industry, but we understand the importance of reducing further,” Kevin continued. “Our touring coach fleet now all dates from no older than 2010. This ensures we meet the current European emission laws with our whole fleet having a minimum of Euro 4 and our more recent additions meeting Euro 5.

“We will be working with ECOSTARS to raise our company four star award. Maynes Coaches is looking at various on-board telematics systems to further raise our ability to control and monitor fuel usage and vehicle performance. Doing so continues to show our commitment to clients and our care of the environment.”