With new green-friendly technologies appearing in the transport sector, notably systems of carbon reduction, there is a huge interest in using the collected data from a running fleet (through GPS fleet tracking or data transmission software) to search for optimization solutions. Here are a few basic advice on how to make your fleet green.
Basic Requirements to Run a Fleet
Fleet vehicles are often considered as a major source of pollution, because of the important fuel consumption or carbon emissions of the vehicles. When a company run a fleet, there is a lot of basic requirements to be aware of, not only on the tech/material side, but also on energy and economy.
In fact, fleet management has only one goal: cut costs by identifying opportunities based on data collected on, and through, the vehicles from the fleet. This is why the software system invented by FleetGo is particularly effective: it brings to the manager’s attention all necessary details in order to take strategic decisions to increase the business’s efficiency, but also reduce the environmental impact of the fleet.
Most of the time, economy and ecology go together when it comes to the transport sector. Of course, it depends on the size of your business: smaller fleets are better at finding eco-friendly systems or technologies to optimize their performance, larger ones are better at cutting existing costs on gas, insurances or even, infringement fines.
But how can you make your fleet even greener than that? By using your data!
How to Have a Greener Fleet of Vehicles
Getting a better fleet of vehicles is not easy, but with the right tools, you can achieve this objective. First, you have to think about reducing the fleet’s emissions, and not cutting the number or the type of vehicles. Measure the emissions and set new goals, thanks to the FleetGo data system, that allow accurate and real-time data gathering. Taking also into account the data from the drivers of the vehicles, and the ones on the vehicle itself, you’ll be able to do the following:
- Select better vehicles depending on the needs
- Improve the vehicle’s use, in terms of gas consumption but also eco-friendly driving
Of course, you have to be realistic about your goals: no one can achieve a “zero-carbon emission” fleet, neither a 100% green fleet. Try to think about it as a balance : what you put in the atmosphere, you cut it down somewhere else, using the data at your disposal.
But maybe fleet optimization is the real solution out there for you.
Using Smart Technology for Your Fleet’s Optimization
Want to avoid tachograph infringement? Comply with the local driving regulations (like DOT hours for example)? Manage at the same time your drivers and your overall fleet? Then, the solution is right in front of you: smart technology. Why “smart” better than just “technology”? Because “smart technology” adapts to your needs and the ones of your clients.
Using IoT-based fleet tracking allows a better comprehensive approach to the overall fleet’s consumption, expenses and potential fines. It gives important information on where are your vehicles, how they perform and what needs to be focused on.
Then you just decide: should you change your vehicles to more green-friendly ones, it may not change that much. Optimize your fleet by adjusting the number of running vehicles, reducing the number of fines, adapting each vehicle to green standards, that is key to ensure your fleet goes green.
So, no, the future does not belong to electric vehicles, just to some technology adjustments you have right in your hands.