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Getting Management Buy-In to Green Your Fleet

Reducing a fleet’s carbon footprint is, and has been in recent years, the hottest topic in fleet. However, it can be a challenging “sell” to management. Here are some ways to get key support.

U.S. Begins Deploying the Next Generation of GPS

Truck fleets were among the earliest adopters of GPS technology. GPS is used to reduce fuel spend by optimizing routing, increase driver accountability by deterring speeding and excessive idling, track hours of service and overtime, and prevent unauthorized usage of assets. A new generation of more powerful and sophisticated satellites are being deployed, which promise to take the GPS to the next level.

The Danger of Using Car GPS by Fleet Truck Drivers

Increasingly, drivers are relying on personal GPS devices for route directions; however, this can be potentially dangerous and expensive for truck fleets. A car GPS device maps out the quickest and shortest routes, but doesn't identify truck-restricted routes or roads with weight, height, and hazardous cargo restrictions.

Vehicle GPS Thefts Can Lead to Home Burglary

Last December, an Acura executive fleet vehicle was stolen from a Fortune 500 corporate parking garage in Atlanta. In addition to stealing the vehicle, the thieves retrieved the “home location” information stored in the in-dash GPS system, which the exec had previously programmed into the system. Using the GPS data, the same thieves burglarized the exec’s home several days later - gaining access by using the garage door opener in the car.