Savings Offered by Fleet Green Telematics Solutions

Green Telematics

A Frost & Sul­li­van study esti­mated that the Euro­pean and North Amer­i­can fleet green telem­at­ics mar­kets will rise from $80 mil­lion in 2008 to $700 mil­lion by 2015. Why is that? Height­ened pres­sure on fleets to reduce their car­bon foot­print and develop greener images.

As fleet man­agers will tell you, green has gone main­stream – whether that be through a cor­po­rate sus­tain­abil­ity ini­tia­tive, acquir­ing alter­na­tive fuel vehi­cles, reduc­ing your car­bon foot­print, or look­ing for bet­ter fuel effi­ciency.  “The Secret to Run­ning a Cleaner, Greener Fleet,” a white paper from GPS Insight, looks at prac­ti­cal ways GPS fleet track­ing is play­ing into these priorities…

  1. If you’re mea­sur­ing and reduc­ing your car­bon foot­print, reduc­ing fuel con­sump­tion is a very direct way to do it. It’s esti­mated that 20% of all green­house gas pro­duced in the US comes from cars, trucks, and SUVs. Imple­ment­ing a GPS fleet track­ing sys­tem makes for a cleaner, greener fleet.
  2. Speed­ing alerts and reports can inform you of dri­vers speed­ing and wast­ing fuel, and dri­vers can be alerted at the same time, remind­ing them to slow down. Mon­i­tor­ing dri­ver behav­ior and speed­ing habits is an effec­tive way to reduce fuel waste.
  3. Main­te­nance is key – it’s esti­mated you can save as much as 25% in fuel costs by keep­ing up with reg­u­lar vehi­cle main­te­nance. It starts with the basics – oil changes, spark plug replace­ments, and chang­ing air fil­ters. GPS sys­tems can be pro­grammed with reminders for sched­ul­ing maintenance.
  4. Reduce idle time – alerts and reports can notify you when vehi­cles have been idling beyond a set point of time. Dri­vers can be alerted as well.