With the cost of fuel still being unpredictable, it has become more and more critical to come up with alternatives to mitigate this continued risk. Additionally, petroleum consumption has now been shown to be very dangerous for the Ozone layer, and so, eco-friendly cars must be one of the ways to go to solve that problem [...]
There of course, are many ways you can reduce fuel consumption. You can reduce the weight of the vehicle, as well as making the vehicle engines more efficient and use alternative fuels. But what if fuel economy could be improved simply by changing the way drivers behave? That’s exactly what researchers at the University of California, [...]
Nearly 35 years ago 33 truckers competed for three days in a fuel saving contest called “Double Nickel Challenge.” Truckers from all over the United States gathered in East Liberty, Ohio, to watch as drivers navigated laps around a track—first at 55 mph, and then at any speed of their choosing. The results were that [...]
With rising fuel prices combined with the current economic climate, it has become even more important to address the cost related issues of fleet management. Reducing operational costs is at the top of the managers’ agenda. One can accomplish this through more efficient fuel monitoring, maintenance management, and driver behavior by implementing fleet tracking systems. 2013 [...]
Intuitively, you know that the faster you drive, the more gas you burn, but do you often wonder about about what that trade-off really is? Recently, three engineers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have calculated the answer to this question. For example, if you drive 60 mph on your next trip, [...]
Clean Cities, a Department of Energy initiative that started 20 years ago, is made up of a number of regional coalitions that work with public and private fleets to help ease the transition to alternative fuels. Clean Cities also helps fleets that aren’t ready to make the switch to alternative fuels by offering information on emerging [...]
As of December 2012, McDonald’s delivery trucks in United Arab Emirates have reached a significant milestone; they have driven 800,000 miles on recycled cooking oil! 100 percent of the used oil from the UAE’s McDonalds restaurants is turned back into biofuel, through biodiesel producer Neutral Fuels. The UAE, however, is not the only country McDonalds [...]
There are a number of technologies that when implemented can help your fleet save on fuel costs and help your company attain “green” status. You can, for example, retrofit your fleet with hybrid systems, which may be more economical than replacing your fleet with hybrid vehicles. With the continued fluctuations of fuel prices, it is [...]
Choosing a GPS vehicle tracking system can be challenging. There are dozens of products on the market with a very broad range of features. This article will help you determine which features your business really needs. It will also tell you what you should look for when researching options of a fleet GPS system.
Vehicle tracking is one of the fastest growing markets for GPS technology. Companies of all sizes are taking advantage of modern GPS devices. If you have more than one company vehicle, you have a fleet – and GPS fleet tracking saves businesses money!
The ability to track vehicles at all times can significantly reduce your business operating costs. To ensure your company is operating at maximum efficiency, necessary costs such as fuel and employee overtime can be closely monitored and verified by a GPS fleet management system. For example, excessive vehicle idling not only uses excess fuel, but it also causes unnecessary vehicle wear and tear, and produces harmful greenhouse gas emissions. By effectively utilizing the data and reports produced by a real-time vehicle fleet tracking system, fuel costs can be drastically reduced by over 20 percent.