Green Fleets Increasingly Adopt Fleet Reporting Tools


Envi­ron­men­tal issues – espe­cial­ly over­all car­bon emis­sions – are becom­ing an ever more impor­tant moti­va­tor for adopt­ing fleet man­age­ment soft­ware in 2014.

So believes Chevin Fleet Solu­tions, which says that use of the exten­sive envi­ron­men­tal report­ing tools avail­able in its fleet man­age­ment soft­ware is spread­ing rapid­ly, espe­cial­ly among fed­er­al, munic­i­pal and large cor­po­rate fleets.

Senior Vice Pres­i­dent, North Amer­i­can Sales Ron Katz said: “More and more orga­ni­za­tions are adopt­ing alter­na­tive fuel tar­gets and inno­v­a­tive trans­porta­tion ini­tia­tives as part of wider envi­ron­men­tal poli­cies and vehi­cle oper­a­tions strate­gies in an effort to meet sus­tain­abil­i­ty goals.

“We are see­ing increas­ing num­bers of clients mak­ing moves to switch from six to four cylin­der selec­tors, or tak­ing steps to ensure that bi-fuel vehi­cles are burn­ing the cor­rect fuel for the low­est pos­si­ble emis­sions out­put.

“Some ‘ear­ly adopter’ fleets are even start­ing to oper­ate elec­tric vehi­cles in an effort to make their envi­ron­men­tal impact as low as pos­si­ble.”

Ron explained that one of the dif­fi­cul­ties for fleets with sus­tain­abil­i­ty goals is track­ing actu­al fuel usage in a cred­i­ble way and pro­duc­ing com­pli­ance met­rics that stand up to envi­ron­men­tal audit­ing.

He said: “Pro­duc­ing fig­ures that val­i­date a fleets envi­ron­men­tal per­for­mance is a com­plex task and one that many fleets are find­ing dif­fi­cult to han­dle with­out help.

“This is why we’re see­ing more and more inter­est in the alter­na­tive fuel man­age­ment capa­bil­i­ties and envi­ron­men­tal report­ing ana­lyt­ics avail­able using our Fleet­Wave soft­ware. Detailed, accu­rate and time­ly fuel usage infor­ma­tion is read­i­ly avail­able by click­ing a few but­tons with­in the soft­ware.

“Through­out 2013, we’ve found that accu­rate analy­sis of sus­tain­abil­i­ty goals has become a more impor­tant fac­tor for fleets choos­ing to adopt our fleet man­age­ment soft­ware and we expect this trend to con­tin­ue in 2014. Cer­tain­ly, a fleet’s envi­ron­men­tal impact is not a sub­ject that is going to go away any time soon.”




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