Driver Involvement: Create a Grass Roots Movement!!

One of the best ways to make sure something “new and different” becomes part of your culture – part of your day-to-day standard operating procedure – is to engage your employees…early and often…and ensure a true “grass roots” initiative. You … Continue reading

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Scotland company backed by UK government offers Ecodriving tips and energy saving strategies

Energy Saving Trust in Scotland is a partially government backed organization that provides information of a variety of means of energy conscious actions.  Smarter driving, as they refer to it, is one area to which they have given a top … Continue reading

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Competition as The Great Motivator!

Anyone who has worked for any period of time with a group of fleet drivers knows how competitive they can be. From team contests for safe driving to the fantasy football league, this is a group of (mostly) guys that … Continue reading

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How to overcome the speed bumps to effective ecodriving training for fleet and individual drivers

Someone recently asked me what I consider to be the “three biggest challenges” that face training departments today. Three words quickly came to mind: Time Money Resources In our ecodriving work to help both training and fleet managers, we’ve discovered … Continue reading

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Ecodriving concepts taking hold in Australia – and with huge success in truck fleets

Australia has seen its share of fuel saving and reduced carbon emission successes with Ecodriving, and has proven it with a pilot study performed by Monash University with Blue Circle Southern Cement, now known as Boral in Somerton, Victoria. The … Continue reading

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Can use of cruise control help to cruise to fleet fuel savings?

The use of cruise control and its applicability to increasing fuel mileage has long been a topic of discussion and even argument. Does the use of cruise control always lead to better fuel mileage? The short answer is no, not … Continue reading

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Con Way Freight practices Ecodriving basics and saves fuel and money – and a lot of it

Many fleet managers across the country realize that its no secret that Ecodriving can absolutely help to save fuel and money. Many times, the toughest part of the whole Ecodriving scenario is just trying to prove to your drivers that … Continue reading

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Volvo offers its fleet clients Ecodriving training and competitions – They are warmly received

The Nordic countries are serious about Ecodriving. In particular, Sweden has implemented several Ecodriving programs throughout their country to great effect.  And, Swedish vehicle manufacturer Volvo, also a proponent of Ecodriving, now offer their fleet clients Ecodriving training. They even … Continue reading

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Ecodriving success in Japan owes to promotion of the process – Making people believers

Increases in the cost of fuel and the environmental effect of burning fossil fuels have impacted countries the world over. Many of those countries have decided to do something about those effects by examining the validity of, and then implementing … Continue reading

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Ecodriving – A time and place for cumulative effect

If you are a regular reader of this fleet blog, you’re likely to notice that there are several posts with links showing some of the best ways to save fuel while driving.  You’ll probably also have noticed that overall, the … Continue reading

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