With fuel prices surging to historic levels, the impact on businesses large and small is becoming profound. Fleet managers and trucking company owners nationwide are paying particular attention to various means of measuring fuel usage and driver behavior.
Certainly, measurement of fuel usage, and other metrics provided by these instruments are tremendous new tools available to maintain a higher level of efficiency within your fleet, and there are some excellent measurement systems available to help further refine that efficiency.
While these instruments provide important information to both the fleet managers and drivers, it is only part of the story, however. Using less fuel means, in almost every case, changing how the driver drives the rig…changing driver behavior and techniques in short.
So measurement needs a teammate in the battle against rising fuel costs and in the challenge of changing that driving behavior. The perfect partner to join the fuel savings fray is targeted driver training on techniques called Ecodriving.
Ecodriving can also let you turn that challenge on your drivers, and in so doing, will allow you a level of sustainability. As drivers learn how to Ecodrive and can see the results of their efforts gauged in measurement, the refinement of technique becomes a self-evolving process.
The more they work at it, the more they want to work at it.
The bottom line is that measurement and technique will work together and you end up the winner of the fuel usage game.
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