Fleet sustainability practices for 2020

Published on January 30, 2020 in Sustainability by Melanie Serr


A new study predicts a promising future for electric vehicles in Europe.

Sustainable fleet management is a central concern for many organisations and businesses. No longer a buzzword, you will see sustainability highlighted at fleet conferences this year, incorporated into training programs and featured in news feeds.

The real-world impacts of climate change and strong consumer interest in the environment, especially among younger generations, underline the need for meaningful action. Companies are taking a hard look at how their vehicle fleet is impacting the environment, in addition to their other performance metrics. Increasing fuel efficiency and reducing emissions also have economic and social benefits that extend beyond the business.

Geotab introduces new sustainability pillar

At Connect 2020 in San Diego, Geotab introduced a new pillar of innovation: Sustainability. Although this is a new announcement, for many years, fleets have been using MyGeotab to help reduce their carbon footprint.

How does telematics help increase fleet sustainability? In particular, fleets can use the Geotab open platform for fleet management for these different goals as a start:

The fleet sustainability infographic

Green fleets undertake a range of initiatives, from policy to proactive tracking, to reduce their environmental impact. We created this infographic to illustrate the top areas to focus on for fleet sustainability. For more details about the newest pillar, visit our sustainability page.

infographic

Fleet sustainability best practices

Create a greener tomorrow by putting these sustainable fleet best practices into action. Adopting a green fleet policy, transitioning to electric vehicles and promoting fuel-efficient driving are just some of the ways to reduce your impact on the environment. Learn more about fleet sustainability at: Geotab.co.uk

POLICY

Set goals for reducing fuel use and emissions.

DRIVER TRAINING

Train fleet drivers on fuel efficient driving.

CAR SHARING

Look for opportunities to share fleet vehicles.

VEHICLE TRACKING DEVICE

Measure and manage your progress towards fleet targets with telematics.

ELECTRIC VEHICLES

Replace fuel cars with EVs. Start with an EV suitability assessment to discover where EVs can best fit within your fleet.

ALTERNATIVE FUELS

Switch from gasoline to biodiesel, ethanol blends or alternative fuels options like propane.

EMISSION REDUCTION

Track CO2 emissions and set limits on fleet idling.

AERODYNAMICS

Increase truck fuel efficiency with aerodynamic features.

RECYCLING

Recycle oil, batteries, and reduce waste overall.


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