April showers may bring May flowers, but truck drivers bring everything else. The truth is many believe that significant positive impact on the environment can only be made at the company-level, but it is truck drivers who must adopt the change. Luckily, there are new tools available to support fleet management teams and make implementing and enforcing these changes among drivers easier.
For example, you’ve likely heard the buzz around electric vehicles and some of the larger carriers in the transportation industry are already testing them out for transportation. There is other technology being adopted by fleets such as alternative fuels and telematics.
Alternative fuels can help reduce emissions while telematics provides a carrier real-time data about their fleet’s performance. You might be wondering how that can help save the planet, so let’s dive into some of the data that telematics provides:
Telematics is not something everyone can go out and get, especially with the market right now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t change your habits now. The good news is that we have learned different tactics to be more eco-friendly from the fleets and drivers already using telematics and previous research.
These simple changes can help the environment in a big way if adopted industry-wide. It is estimated that the adoption of fuel-efficient driving habits by trucking in the United States could help reduce fuel consumption by 20%. According to the North American Council for Freight Efficiency, these habits could reduce diesel consumption in the United States by almost 10 billion gallons per year, which is the equivalent to removing about 20 million passenger vehicles.
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