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…
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.