Nearly Half of Fleets Measuring Emissions

green fleet vehicle truckThe Green Fleet Survey 2010 by PHH Arval shows the number of fleets measuring emissions has significantly increased over the past two years. The 2010 Green Survey by PHH Arval revealed that 49 percent of participants are reporting that they are measuring emissions. In 2008, the first year the questions was included in the PHH Arval Survey, only 28 percent responded that they measure emissions. Despite the challenging economy, fleets are clearly making progress towards “greening” their business operations. Additionally, according to the Green Survey, 68 percent of responders said they have an environmental goal for their fleets, which is up slightly from last year’s results.

Nearly 65 percent of the fleets who reported that they are actively measuring emissions are doing so with actual fuel use data. This is an increase of more than 10-percentage points over 2009. Using actual fuel data provides fleets the most accurate data and accounts for variations in driver behavior (and hence fuel economy) and mileage.

According to PHH Arval, fuel-efficiency goals were reported to be the most common at 34 percent, with greenhouse gas reduction goals at 31 percent. While a MPG goal does not account for changes in fleet size or mileage, it does allow a company to track the overall efficiency of its fleet. Greenhouse gas reduction goals are the most useful in driving appropriate behavior, as this type of goal allows a company to accurately track its fleet’s impact on the environment.

The 2010 Green Survey by PHH Arval shows how important it is for fleets to increase fleet efficiency and to determine how much fuel is being wasted by poor driving habits. The FieldLogix Green Fleet Management System uses telematics technology and GPS fleet tracking data to produce several Green Reports to help fleet managers to cut costs and reduce their carbon footprint. Here is an example of some of the Green Fleet Reports:
Excessive Fuel Report: The excessive fuel report displays fuel wasted due to poor driving habits.
Fuel Consumed by Idling: Reduce fuel consumption by viewing estimated fuel consumed by idling vehicles.
Fuel Consumed by Speeding: Save money by viewing estimated fuel consumed by speeding.
CO2 Emitted: Reduce pollution by viewing estimate of carbon dioxide emitted due to excessive idling.
Total Estimated Costs: See cost calculations to determine how poor driving habits impact your bottom line.
• Summary Report: View a high level summary of the driver’s poor driving habits.
• Trends report: View idling, speeding and mileage trends over days, weeks, or months. Compare vehicles to the fleet averages.

For more information, please read the full 2010 PHH Arval Green Survey.

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