According to a recent annual fleet survey, there has been a significant increase in the number of fleets measuring greenhouse gas emissions. Forty-nine percent of fleets reported measuring greenhouse gas emissions, a significant increase from twenty-eight percent reported in 2008. Sixty-eight percent of survey respondents said they have an environmental goal for their fleets, which is a slight increase from 2009. Sixty-five percent of fleets currently measuring emissions are using actual fuel data, about a ten percent increase from 2009.
Despite the sluggish economy, fleet managers are still interested in reducing the environmental impact of their fleet vehicles. Seventy-five percent of survey participants claimed they had discussed the environmental impact of their fleets in the last year, compared to seventy-four percent last year. Many fleets are focusing on improving driving behavior as a crucial way to reduce emissions. Seventy-four percent of fleet managers said they are including their drivers in the decision to set and reach environmental goals in an effort to increase driver awareness and buy-in.
Costs remain a significant concern for fleet managers, although twenty-nine percent of respondents reported finding cost savings as they reduced emissions. This is a slight increase from twenty-five percent in 2009. Forty-two percent of fleet managers reported that cost was a barrier to greening their fleet, down from forty-six percent in 2008. Both public and private sector fleet managers took part in the survey, conducted by PHH Arval in 2010.