Tag Archives: fuel economy

Looking Ahead and Thinking Ahead to Save Fuel and Money

For those of you that have an even passing interest in the concept of ecodriving, the idea of anticipatory driving should be part and parcel of your thought process when trying to save fuel. Reading intersections, looking at traffic flow, … Continue reading

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The Black and White Facts of “Green” Electric Cars

So, there are many opinions out there on the viability and credibility of electric cars.  But, what are the facts.  I mean, just how truly “green” are electric cars?  We all know that they can’t be totally green, because the … Continue reading

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Controlling emotions to get better fuel savings

As an ecodriving solutions instructor, I get asked by clients that we work with, if I practice what I preach in terms of driving behavior.  And I have to admit, that even though it can take some serious emotional discipline … 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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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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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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50th Anniversary of Daytona 24 Hour Race Marks Milestone in Endurance and Sustainability Concepts

As a former race driver it is hard for me to pinpoint what it is that got me so interested in the idea of Ecodriving.  After all, most people think of race drivers as people that have no regard for … Continue reading

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Cruise Control and how it can Help Your Fleet Save Fuel

Cruise control can be a terrific tool in helping a driver to save fuel. But… When you use it is an important decision to make.  You want to be sure that you won’t have to constantly turn the system on … 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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