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Idling and GPS Truck Tracking
Posted on 08/01/2012 by Ashley Jones | 0 Comments
In an effort to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and cut our dependency on non-renewable petroleum resources, Canadian and U.S. governmental agencies are implementing new regulations aimed at reducing truck idling according to the Fleet Equipment website. Additionally, states and provinces are enacting stricter ant-idling rules.
The articles goes on to state that on average, each idling truck produces 21 tons of carbon dioxide and 0.3 tons of nitrogen oxides a year. So how do you reduce your trucks’ idle time? It as much about running a clean fleet as saving your business money.
With a GPS fleet tracking solution, you have the tools to control and eliminate excessive idling. With routing technology that creates the shortest possible route for your drivers, reducing your carbon footprint while saving time and money.
Another popular tool for monitoring the idling among your fleet is an Idle Report. You can track excessive idling by individual driver or your entire fleet. Taking proactive, corrective action can help you modify a driver’s behavior. They might not even realize they are excessively idling.
So, comply with the new regulations while improving the efficiency of your fleet.