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JG Pears

Nature of business: Animal by-product renderers, manufacturers of tallow and animal feeds
Number of employees: 280 staff (67 drivers)
Fleet: 35 HGVs, supported by 200 trailers
Average annual mileage: 285,000km per vehicle
Area covered: Nottingham and Yorkshire

JG Pears were established in 1974 as an animal by-product business and have grown and diversified over the years, with a 24/7 operation from three depots. They provide a valuable service in the area, with clients ranging from local farmers to multi-national companies.

The process

JG Pears joined the ECO Stars Schemes in Nottingham, York and South Yorkshire in May 2013. They supplied a full fleet listing and an ECO Stars fleet expert visited them on-site to discuss their fleet and fuel management practices and to complete an application form. Each individual vehicle was assessed along with the overall fleet management operation – the result was a four star rating, which was an excellent achievement for their first time around.

Key recommendations

  • Fleet renewal
  • Targets and performance measurement
  • Enhanced driver training and buy-in

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