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The Perceptions of Driving

Perceptions. Who’s to say whose perceptions are right and whose are wrong? Maybe it has more to do with point of view than anything else.  And maybe that point of view has to do with how we’re taught, or what … Continue reading

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FedEx Changes Driver Behavior and Saves Fuel and Money

Worldwide freight carrier FedEx is a household name and runs one of the largest vehicle fleets on the planet.  The Memphis, Tennessee based company has also long been an expert in the process of maximizing efficiency in their entire shipping … Continue reading

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The Emotional Side of Driving – Common Sense Saves Fuel

The idea that driving at a reasonable speed will help you save fuel is hardly rocket science.  While drivers the world over might not know exactly how much fuel they can save, they do know, through common sense, that being … Continue reading

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L.A. – The City of Angels where Cars are King

Ahhhh, L.A. traffic.  All that constant stop and go on the 405, the 110, the 5 – just about any freeway at any time of day has the potential to be jammed with people trying to get where they want … Continue reading

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The Ecodriving / Diet Connection – Part II

In my last post I talked about the fact that Ecodriving and dieting have some things in common. 1 – Every little bit counts. 2 – Changing your behavior can be the most critical component to success. As it turns … Continue reading

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The Ford C-Max – Proof That Driver Behavior Influences Fleet Fuel Savings

Thinking of replacing your fleet of gasoline only powered cars with some hybrids, or do you think that hybrid technology is just a hype?   No matter what you think, it is hard to argue with the fact that almost … Continue reading

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Better Fuel Mileage is the Job of the Vehicle – True?

Have you ever wondered why the fuel mileage numbers that you get out of your vehicle are sometimes less than what the sticker says they should be?  In your musings, do you blame the auto manufacturer? The government’s way of … Continue reading

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Range Anxiety and How it can Help You Save Fuel

I recently attended the launch of the new Ford Focus all electric car. Like the Nissan Leaf it has no gasoline engine and relies entirely on electric power. Unlike the Leaf, it is based on an already existing model and … Continue reading

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EDS Tapped to Provide Fleet Fuel Saving Training to HISD

The Houston Independent School District has entered into an agreement with Ecodriving Solutions to provide Ecodriving  training for some 1,000 of their fleet bus drivers. EDS is obviously thrilled at the opportunity and it is further proof that the idea … Continue reading

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Time Your Drives to Save Fuel for You and Your Fleet

One of the main issues that is discussed in Ecodriving is the time it takes to get from one place to another. The perception is that Ecodriving is always slow driving, and one of the first things that is taught … Continue reading

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