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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 Emotional Side of Driving – Common Sense Saves Fuel

The idea that driving at a reasonable speed will help you save fuel is hardly rocket science.  While drivers the world over might not know exactly how much fuel they can save, they do know, through common sense, that being … Continue reading

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L.A. – The City of Angels where Cars are King

Ahhhh, L.A. traffic.  All that constant stop and go on the 405, the 110, the 5 – just about any freeway at any time of day has the potential to be jammed with people trying to get where they want … 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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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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Range Anxiety and How it can Help You Save Fuel

I recently attended the launch of the new Ford Focus all electric car. Like the Nissan Leaf it has no gasoline engine and relies entirely on electric power. Unlike the Leaf, it is based on an already existing model and … Continue reading

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EDS Trains Houston Independent School District Safety Trainers on Fleet Fuel Savings

It was a successful few days in late July that marked the official training of Houston Independent School District Fleet Safety personnel by the Ecodriving Solutions crew of master Ecodriving trainers. The goal? Help the HISD 1,000 driver strong fleet … Continue reading

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Fleet Fuel Savings Proven by Phoenix Pizza Delivery Driver

A pizza delivery driver in Phoenix has realized that, while he works for a pizza making place, he also is running his own mini-business as a delivery person with fuel costs being his biggest expense. So, logic would follow that … Continue reading

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Swedish Road Administration Requires Drivers to Learn About Ecodriving

The Swedish Road Administration has been involved in the process of Ecodriving for the past 10 years.  But it hasn’t been until recently that they have required that drives throughout the country have Ecodriving techniques taught as part of their … 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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