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U.S. EPA says driver training can help save fuel

Sure, its hardly ground breaking news, and it is something that fleet mangers across the country know, but still, it is certainly good to see it in official print. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, properly trained fleet truck … 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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Dieting and Ecodriving -Every Little Bit Counts

I’ve always been a pretty thin person, but my post-racing-driving-sitting-behind-a-desk career has brought to me a harsh reality  -  I need to lose some weight. So, as I stood on scale the other day and looked down at the needle … Continue reading

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Ecodrive when you Park to See Fleet Fuel Savings

Sure, Ecodriving principles are pertinent when you are on the open road, but did you know that as a delivery driver, how and where you park your rig can affect your end fuel mileage. Check out this short EDS quick … 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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Resisting the Fast Lane to Achieve Notable Fleet Fuel Savings

We all know that slowing down means we will be using less fuel and therefor can visit the pump less often.  That is a good thing for the year-end bottom line, especially if we are a part of a fleet … Continue reading

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Police Force in UK successfully adopts Ecodriving for Fleet Fuel Savings

According to an article in GreenBiz.com,  a 499-vehicle strong police fleet in the U.K. used Ecodriving initiatives and driver training to help them reduce their use of fuel. Of particular interest in the article are two major points. Although Ecodriving … Continue reading

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Mickey Mouse might know more than you know about Saving Fuel

I have always been a fan of Disneyland and the whole Disney experience. In fact, annual Christmas time visits to the “Happiest Place on Earth” have been a family tradition of ours for many years. I especially admire their ability … Continue reading

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Knowing your Surroundings is an Important Part of the Fleet Fuel Savings Game

Having an accurate view of the “big picture” as it relates to your business plan is an integral element in the equation for success. Some people refer to it as situational awareness – knowing in which direction your company is … Continue reading

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Australia Passes Carbon Tax Law – Will the U.S. Follow? – How Does it Affect Fleets?

After delaying it for several years at the behest of those companies which would likely bear the greatest impact, the Australian government has reached  a milestone in their legislative process with the passage of a controversial new tax designed to … Continue reading

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