American businesses are becoming increasingly concerned about global warming and implementing green initiatives. FleetTraks will help you easily go green. The United States is responsible for a whopping 23 percent of all carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions worldwide, even though the United States is home to less than 5 percent of the world’s total population. A third of the USA’s CO2 emissions comes from transportation. For every gallon of gas burned, 20 pounds of CO2 are emitted into the atmosphere.
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FleetTraks™, gives you the ability to help reverse the buildup of greenhouse gases and to gain control of your fuel and gas costs*, beginning the 1st day that you install FleetTraks™. Our reports and tools allow you to align environmental responsibility with increased business efficiencies.
The US Department of Energy and various other sources document that fuel consumption can be reduced by as much as 33% by adopting the following actions:
• Maintain reasonable driving speeds
• Minimize idle time
• Utilize cruise control when possible
• Keep vehicles maintained
• Eliminate aggressive driving
As FleetTraks™ virtually puts you in the passenger seat, we give you the tools to implement these fuel saving practices. You have the ability to monitor your driver’s performance, live as it is happening. Here is how FleetTraks™ can help you control your fuel expense
Excessive speed is the largest single factor in wasting fuel. Reducing speed to a reasonable level of 60 mph will save significant expense. A general rule of thumb is that every mph increase above 50 mph reduces fuel mileage by 0.1 mpg. Once vehicles reach 70 mph, fuel economy drops by as much as 23 %. Click here for more information on page 11. The following FleetTraks™ reports will provide you with the information you need to keep speed under control.
• Daily activity report, speed exceptions
• DashBoard fleet summary report
• Unit history report
As a general rule, idling wastes approximately ¾ to 1 gallon of fuel per hour. In addition, for every gallon of gas burned, 20 pounds of harmful pollutants are emitted into the atmosphere. Click here for more information on page 8. For an additional study on how wasteful that idling is, click hereThe following FleetTraks™ reports will provide you with the information you need to keep idling under control.
• Daily activity report, idle exceptions
• Idle time fleet summary
Studies show that using cruise control can increase mpg on an average of 7 % and by as much as 14 %. You can easily tell if drivers are using cruise control by monitoring consistent speeds every 5 minutes. The following FleetTraks report will provide you with the information you need to be certain that your drivers are using cruise control when possible.
• Unit history
Lack of maintenance will decrease fuel efficiency. An integral component of FleetTraks™ is ServiceTraks™. The following report will provide you with the information you need to be certain that your fleet is properly maintained.
• ServiceTraks fleet summary report
Aggressive driving simply wastes fuel. As FleetTraks™ virtually puts you in the passenger seat; your drivers will be less likely to drive aggressively. FleetTraks™ gives you the ability to find a vehicle’s speed and direction at any time by utilizing the find command. When drivers know that their speed can be documented at any time, they will be less likely to drive aggressively.
* The information on this page has been compiled by DTEGPS. This research reveals that the words fuel and gas are often interchanged in various studies. Therefore the information on this page should be relied on as general information for a gasoline and or diesel powered engine. While your specific results may vary from the information contained on this page, savings will be achieved by implementing the suggestions on this page.