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FedEx Changes Driver Behavior and Saves Fuel and Money

Worldwide freight carrier FedEx is a household name and runs one of the largest vehicle fleets on the planet.  The Memphis, Tennessee based company has also long been an expert in the process of maximizing efficiency in their entire shipping … 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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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 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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Getting on the Freeway can Help you Ramp up the Fuel Savings

Did you know that most people accelerate more aggressively than they need to to get on the freeway? Why should this mean anything to you? If you are someone that thinks about trying to save fuel or maybe reduce your … 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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For 2012…Resolve to Get Ecodriving Results!

  It’s that time of year when we all at least think about making some sort of resolutions – eat better, exercise more, be kinder to strangers…you get the idea. At Ecodriving Solutions, we were thinking that this would be … 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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Adding up the Benefits of Ecodriving – its a Numbers Game of Cumulative Effect

If you look at all the studies that have been on the techniques that comprise the process and act of Ecodriving, it is hard to argue with the fact that it certainly accomplishes its goals: Increasing fuel mileage Reducing carbon … 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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