There’s nothing more frustrating than being stuck in traffic – no matter where you’re going. Similarly, there’s nothing worse than having your employees stuck in traffic, whether they’re simply late for work, or late with a delivery. It’s not only your profit margins that can suffer because of idling times, as these delays can often be costly to the environment too.
Plan different routes
The use of a vehicle tracker can provide you with a wealth of information that you otherwise wouldn’t have to hand. This comes in particularly useful when planning a route for your company vehicles. You can gain knowledge on areas where bottlenecked roads are the norm and traffic lights are around every bend. By avoiding these routes you can ensure that your carbon emissions are kept to a minimum and you also reduce the amount of wasted fuel. This in turn not only helps you save money, but also helps prevent unnecessary carbon emissions.
Timing is of the essence…
If you simply cannot change the route of your vehicles, then why not change the timing of them? You can study the data you get about idling times from your tracker and simply schedule the day according to the most efficient data. Getting caught in rush hour traffic is not only unproductive, but can also put a huge strain on the environment. In addition, sitting around in traffic jams can cause damage to the car due to overheating. It’s in yours and the environment’s best interests to avoid such times.
Yes, villages are lovely to look at, but to drive through them is a nightmare when you’re trying to reduce your carbon footprint. Think about it; the amount of intersections, traffic crossings and roundabouts make them extremely time and fuel-consuming. It’s common sense to avoid these – it’ll benefit your pocket and the environment.
Take it easy!
It’s been suggested by some studies that fuel usage and pollution from vehicles can be reduced by as much of 30 percent by simply driving properly. Avoid heavy breaking and very sharp acceleration and you should be on the right
road to reducing your emissions. This is another great way to reduce the wear and tear on your vehicles as well as prevent unnecessary fuel consumption. It might be worth your while to take the time to train your driving employees how to drive less vivaciously, as in the long run it will be beneficial to all concerned.