Tag Archives: safe driving

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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Drive the Speed Limit to Save Fuel and Money

Depending on the vehicle you drive, going much faster than freeway speed limits can have a really damaging effect on your fuel mileage.  Ultimately, that means more frequent stops at the pump and more money out of you pocket. Here … 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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Knowing the Balance of Ecodriving can Help Drivers See Fleet Fuel Savings Success

Ecodriving is the process of using a few common sense driving tips to help you and your fleet drivers to be more fuel efficient. Done properly and consistently, they can help fleets save some serious money in fuel. Just check … 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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Teaching an Old Jackrabbit New Acceleration Tricks

Accelerating smoothly and avoiding the “jackrabbit” start is a key concept in Ecodriving. Most of us realize that accelerating quickly wastes fuel and accelerating smoothly saves it. Pretty simple concept, right? So, as a leader, how can you help your … Continue reading

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New iPhone app helps drivers see fuel savings and reduced carbon emissions

A new iPhone app designed by a UK company and launched in the Netherlands is a telemetric based system that helps drivers achieve better fuel economy and reduced carbon emissions.  The app even allows for drivers to compare and compete … Continue reading

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Ecodriving Quick Tip: Safe and courteous driving saves fleets fuel

When your fleet drivers become more eco-conscious behind the wheel, the natural bi-product is a safer, more courteous driver. So even though ecodriving training saves your fleet fuel, money, maintenance and emissions, it can also save lives. Here’s Mike to … Continue reading

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Ecodriving – A time and place for cumulative effect

If you are a regular reader of this fleet blog, you’re likely to notice that there are several posts with links showing some of the best ways to save fuel while driving.  You’ll probably also have noticed that overall, the … Continue reading

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World record setting Volvo race truck driver offers some great Ecodriving tips for truck fleet fuel savings

Boije Overbrink knows a little bit about how to drive fast.  He races a Volvo truck in the Swedish version of drag racing, and he seems to get the job done pretty well. He has even set a couple of … Continue reading

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