Speed Limits and Vegetables

One very simple Ecodriving technique is to drive the speed limit, or even below the speed limit, when conditions dictate. Driving the speed limit is sort of like eating vegetables – we all know we should do it and that … Continue reading

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Mercedes Debuts New Trailer for Fleet Fuel Savings – Just in Time for the Holidays

It’s that time of year again, and if you are a fleet manager, you may be thinking about Christmas bonuses for your hard working drivers.  The ones that have been busting tail all year to get those deliveries done and … Continue reading

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CNN Article Makes it Clear Where the Responsibility Lies for Fleet Fuel Savings

The roller coaster ride of fuel prices over the last few years has had a widespread effect on the global economy and on financial behavior both as individuals and as companies. In an ironic twist, many people choose to spend … Continue reading

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In the Quest for Fleet Fuel Savings Which Comes First – Metrics or Technique?

Saving fuel is a goal that many of us, from the average driver to the professional long haul trucker, from the person trying to manage home expenses to the fleet manager trying to reduce the costs of their 5,000 truck … Continue reading

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National Geographic News Weighs in on Ecodriving’s Fuel Saving Benefits

A recent article by National Geographic News drew attention to a test done that proved that increases in speed correlate to decreases in fuel efficiency in large heavy duty rigs.  As it turns out, the same is true of just … Continue reading

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Last Sprint Cup Race of 2011 Proves Again That Fuel Savings are a Critical Part of Winning

You might not be a Tony Stewart fan.  You might not be a NASCAR fan.  You might not even be a racing fan.  But that doesn’t change the fact that the 2011 season closer at Homestead was one of the … Continue reading

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Teaching an Old Jackrabbit New Acceleration Tricks

Accelerating smoothly and avoiding the “jackrabbit” start is a key concept in Ecodriving. Most of us realize that accelerating quickly wastes fuel and accelerating smoothly saves it. Pretty simple concept, right? So, as a leader, how can you help your … Continue reading

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Edmunds says that calming down behind the wheel can make you happier at the pump

Recognized auto blog Edmunds.com has often touched on the issue of fuel mileage and what you can do to improve it.  A recent article with ideas on how to tackle the imminent increases in fuel prices appeared on their site. … Continue reading

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Creating Powerful Drivers

In a recent post, Mike talked about the fact that “knowledge is power” and that, “the more you know the better you and your drivers can be at saving fuel and reducing carbon emissions.” So, as a leader, how can you … Continue reading

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Kenworth White Paper suggests that driver behavior affects fleet fuel savings

In August of 2008, truck manufacturer Kenworth released a white paper regarding fuel economy in trucking fleets.  The comprehensive paper addresses the many factors that affect fuel economy in large trucks. They address everything from aerodynamic changes to mechanical modifications … Continue reading

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