Many companies have a company car, truck or even fleet. One way to protect the environment and lower costs is to develop and implement car or fleet policies.
UPS is a prime example of this with the ‘left turn’ campaign. UPS designed its routes to reduce miles and make ‘no left turns’ (this waiting loses time and wastes gas). UPS saved $3 million annually implementing this policy. UPS also installed logistics technologies that have cut 1.1 billion miles off of delivery routes, which prevented 1.9 million metric tons of CO2 emissions per year. Learn more in this NY Times article.
Xerox reassigned deliveries to avoid sending big trucks when small ones would do. This ‘rightsizing’ initiative along with other adjustments to routes cut 21 million miles from Xerox distribution system.
Did you know that quick acceleration and excessive braking can reduce fuel economy by up to 33 percent on the highway and 5 percent other side roads? Increasing highway speed from 55mph to 75mph can raise fuel consumption as much as 20%. Educate drivers on these driving tips and establish incentives to help them drive more cost effectively.
Learn more eco driving tips from EcoDriving USA. A great quick read for employees is the article by Planet Green called, 10 Eco Driving Tips.