Green Fleet Basics
Going “green” is more than buying a Prius and doesn’t require getting Mini Coopers. Having a green fleet is more a mindset of being more efficient with your current assets. It is figuring out how to get more from what you have and then considering “green” resources the next time you need to replace an asset. The idea is that you are thinking about how to be green and seeing things through green glasses. As business owners we are searching for cost savings while being stewards of our communities. Being green can provide both.
GPS vehicle tracking and engine diagnostics is technology that enables you to get more from your fleet without changing out assets. Using GPS technology to go green means you are going to focus on areas of green fleet operations such as routing efficiency, and fuel reduction by lowering speeds, fewer miles driven, and fewer vehicles on the road. Fleetistics has witnessed 20% improvements in fleet efficiencies in as little as 90 days without changing out a vehicle! This is going green through operational efficiencies. Don’t be fooled into believing you have to invest in expensive hybrid vehicles to have a green fleet.
As you may have read in other articles, Fleetistics can score drivers on driving behaviors that represent operational efficiencies which often translate to green efficiencies. Fleetistics also has a “Green Scorecard” custom written to help managers understand what a green fleet looks like. Our GO Series GPS product line allows users to customize a standard reports in Microsoft Excel and save them back to their account so selected user groups can access them across the organization.
What is green in your fleet might be different to someone else. What green steps you are encouraged to take will likely be driven by financial benefits in conjunction with green benefits. There is nothing wrong with this and the savings may lead you to take bolder green steps in the future. With a successful green program you will have more business and funds to continue the improvement process until your company is an industry role model. Give Fleetistics a call to learn how our GPS tracking and engine diagnostics data can help your fleet go green.