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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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Ecodriving Quick Tip: When you track your mileage, you track savings

There’s a terrific book called, Rapt, Attention and the Focused Life, that explores what we naturally focus on as human beings for both survival and productivity. The more consistent and purposeful focus we give to any one activity, the greater … Continue reading

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Ecodriving Quick Tip: How stop signs can start saving your fleet fuel.

Certified ecodriving coach, Mike Speck, gives you and your fleet drivers a quick tip on how to approach and depart stop signs to save you fuel, maintenance, money and emissions. This is the first in a series of 30, one-minute … Continue reading

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Driver Involvement: Create a Grass Roots Movement!!

One of the best ways to make sure something “new and different” becomes part of your culture – part of your day-to-day standard operating procedure – is to engage your employees…early and often…and ensure a true “grass roots” initiative. You … Continue reading

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How to overcome the speed bumps to effective ecodriving training for fleet and individual drivers

Someone recently asked me what I consider to be the “three biggest challenges” that face training departments today. Three words quickly came to mind: Time Money Resources In our ecodriving work to help both training and fleet managers, we’ve discovered … Continue reading

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Is a blended approach to ecodriving training best for your green fleet?

When planning your approach to ecodriving training, you may want to consider blended learning – a way to bring several types of training together for better results. For example, you may want to start with an on-line, self-study program, followed … Continue reading

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8 ways ecodriving training for fleets positively impacts C-suite executives

It’s not often a corporate sustainability program comes along that EVERYONE in the C-suites can get behind. Ecodriving Solutions is about more than training green fleet drivers. It provides executives and the workforce they lead with a time-saving, resource-reducing, money-making, story-generating, … Continue reading

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Does your driving pass the “Glass of Water” ecodriving test?

Toyota in Sweden had a ball promoting ecodriving by using a real glass of water for the dash, and a digital glass of water in an iphone app, proving two things: To change driving behavior means engaging drivers in interesting … Continue reading

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