Posts Tagged ‘green fleet’
With fuel hitting $4 a gallon in many parts of America fleet managers are turning to GPS systems to cut costs and control fuel use among fleet vehicles. In fact, overseas some are saying that fuel costs are overtaking depreciation as the single largest operating expense for fleets.
Traditional GPS systems are designed to direct drivers along the fastest route between two points, but newer GPS systems and telematics software are introducing smarter navigation that can significantly reduce fuel consumption.
If you’re a fleet manager looking for recognition, then the NAFA Sustainable Fleet Awards 2011 (previously called the Green Fleet Awards) might be the perfect vehicle for you to earn the accolades you deserve.
Every year NAFA accept submissions from members for efforts made to make a fleet more environmentally-friendly, reducing its carbon footprint.
In a recent article Ray LaHood of the DOT mentioned that the transportation sector accounts for two-thirds of U.S. oil use and contributes about one-third of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. He then made a telling statement about the transport industry’s special obligation to minimize this sizeable carbon footprint.
His comments come on the heels of a 605-page DOT report on climate change, and if you don’t feel inclined to read it (or don’t have 3 days to study it in detail!) then here’s the basic synopsis:
Do you know what your carbon footprint is? Or what your GHG emissions are? If you’re a business and you provide goods and services to the U.S. government very soon you will be requested to provide that information.
In what is seen as somewhat of an inevitable move towards more sustainable business practices, the EPA and the Obama administration are pushing for more reporting by businesses on their environmental impact.
Recently the EPA handed down a ruling that requested suppliers in the U.S. to report their GHG emissions. For some American fleets this will prove to be a major headache, for others, like those using Telogis Fleet management software, it won’t be a problem.