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7 Tips to Help Reduce Your Emissions during Your Commute
Posted on 09/13/2013 by AKilgore | 0 Comments
According to the Environmental Defense Fund, on-road vehicles cause one-third of the air pollution that produces smog in the U.S., and transportation causes 27 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. As a service business with a fleet of vehicles, your employees are on the road a lot, which means they’re contributing to air pollution.
To help you become a greener business, here are 7 tips to help you reduce your driving emissions:
1. Parallel park
2. Lower your engine idle time
3. Turn right more often
4. Turn off your air conditioner before you get to your location
5. Reduce your speed
6. Work four days instead of five
7. Consider switching to a Toyota Prius
While some of these tips like switching to a Toyota Prius or working a four day week instead of five may not be practical for your business, there are a few that are helpful. For instance, lowering engine idle time and reducing your speed.
When your drivers hit the road, do you know if they’re excessively idling their vehicles or speeding to their next location? If you aren’t monitoring their driving behavior, it’s safe to say you don’t.
And that’s why a fleet management solution is important. With a GPS fleet tracking solution and alerts functionality, you can create Idle Alerts to notify you when a driver has surpassed the daily idle allowance. Not only that, you can create Speed Alerts that let you know the moment one of your drivers exceeds the speed limit.
So how will reducing your emissions benefit your business? Aside from being a greener business, it may help you win more green bids and provide a competitive differentiator.