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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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EDS Trains Houston Independent School District Safety Trainers on Fleet Fuel Savings

It was a successful few days in late July that marked the official training of Houston Independent School District Fleet Safety personnel by the Ecodriving Solutions crew of master Ecodriving trainers. The goal? Help the HISD 1,000 driver strong fleet … 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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Ecodriving Solutions Speaks Before the Houston-Galveston Area Council

Ecodriving Solutions was asked recently to give talks regarding ecodriving theory and the genesis of ecodriving to the Houston-Galveston Area Council as well as to the Houston Independent School District. The HGAC has made available a video of the talk, … Continue reading

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Anticipating is a Key to Saving Fuel

One of the major concepts, on which the theory and practice of Ecodriving is based, is anticipation; looking down the road and trying to get a good idea of what is about to happen in the next few seconds. By … Continue reading

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The Coast is Clear

One Ecodriving technique is to use coasting, when possible. This is different from “drafting” and we are, in no way, advocating that behavior…which can be incredibly dangerous. Instead, the Ecodriving technique involves using coasting sparingly, when conditions dictate, and at … 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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Ecodriving Quick Tip: Safe and courteous driving saves fleets fuel

When your fleet drivers become more eco-conscious behind the wheel, the natural bi-product is a safer, more courteous driver. So even though ecodriving training saves your fleet fuel, money, maintenance and emissions, it can also save lives. Here’s Mike to … Continue reading

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Fiat study shows that Ecodriving has tangible benefits – but will people use it?

Looks like Fiat, that’s the auto company that has an 85% ownership in legendary supercar manufacturer Ferrari by the way, just did a comprehensive study on Ecodriving. Their result? Ecodriving concepts, when used at the proper time and in the … Continue reading

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