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Nikon Pictures Themselves as Socially Responsible with Ecodriving Measures

Nikon is clearly a responsible company.  They seem to have a real focus on social responsibility which can be seen  in their attempts to reduce the carbon footprint of their distribution network. How are they doing it?  Well, they started … Continue reading

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Ecodriving to Maximize Regenerative Power

Among the many benefits that hybrid and full electric cars provide to consumers is the ability to regenerate some of the energy that is lost in acceleration and use of the throttle in general. That’s right everyone, regenerative braking 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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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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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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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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Ecodrivers: It Takes All Types!

Other drivers on the road don’t always drive the way we do (or the way we’d like!) and, similarly, other people don’t necessarily learn the way we do. To be sure your Ecodriving training is most effective, it’s important to … Continue reading

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Ecodriving Quick Tip: How a “Fresh Red” can save your fleet fuel

When you accelerate from a coasting five miles an hour as a red light turns green, you can save as much as 20 percent of your fuel compared to starting from a stopped position. Always try to coast up to … Continue reading

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Ecodriving Quick Tip: How a steady throttle will save fleets fuel

In today’s 60-second Ecodriving Solutions quick tip, certified eco-driving training professional, Mike Speck, demonstrates how a steady foot on the gas pedal will save your fleet fuel, money, maintenance and emissions. Are you going to the Green Fleet Conference next … Continue reading

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Ecodriving Quick Tip: How topography impacts fleet fuel savings

How you approach hills and valleys on the road has a great impact on your fuel efficiency. Here’s a powerful one-minute ecodriving tip on how you can manage the topography of your drive to save your fleet fuel, money, maintenance … Continue reading

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