Carrier Corp Uses GPS Fleet Data to Save $1 Million

carrier corp green fleet gps“We have generated more than $1 million in fuel savings since 2008, and our reduction in GHG emissions since 2006 is equivalent to removing more than 3,000 cars from the road,” says Erv Lauterbach, president, Carrier Building Systems and Services. With over 3,000 fleet trucks and cars in North America, Carrier reduced emissions by more than 30 percent since 2006 by deploying a diverse set of strategies, including  right-sizing fleet vehicles and monitoring driving patterns using global positioning system (GPS) data to removing unnecessary weight from fleet vehicles.

Carrier Corporation is reducing its fuel use and green house gas emissions following an analysis of the company’s entire fleet of vehicles. Carrier changed its sales fleet by removing gas guzzling trucks in favor of hybrids and smaller engine vehicles.  Carrier’s GPS system generates data that has provided visibility to other savings opportunities, for instance, carrying unnecessary equipment in trucks increased both weight and gasoline usage. Fleet vehicles now carry only the tools and parts that are required. The GPS technology provides data for fuel economy performance across the country and has led to an average mile per gallon increase of nearly 7 percent, according to the Carrier Corp.

“Greening our fleet is another example of Carrier’s environmentally sound business practices,” stated Erv Lauterbach, president, Carrier Building Systems and Services.  We are committed to sustainability across our products, services and operations.” Carrier Corp. is the world’s leader in high technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions. The company is100% committed to going green by reducing its fleet fuel usage and global green house gas (GHG) emissions.