Where does your company footprint start?
Any vehicle on the road today started to impact the environment as soon as the raw materials were extracted from the ground, and when each vehicle was manufactured, but the footprint continues throughout its lifetime.
With the use of data, fleet managers will discover that there is huge potential for optimising the use of vehicles. Many ABAX customers have been able to decrease the size of their fleet and reduce insurance costs by making sure there is a more efficient use of their vehicles.
Reducing fuel and emissions
The extreme rise in fuel costs has a tremendous impact on business operating costs. Fleet managers are therefore concerned about fuel costs and budgets. Data helps them to reduce their fuel usage, which fits into the bigger picture of ensuring a more sustainable fleet by cutting exhaust emissions.
Coaching drivers toward eco-driving
Influencing more eco-friendly driving by mapping driving behaviour among your drivers is important, and here the technology provides the full picture.
Every effort to improve fleet safety and sustainability should be applauded. Gamification is a fun way to encourage drivers to improve and adopt a more eco-friendly driving style - this is a big step in the right direction for a fleet. However, no programme can be deemed a success without proper evaluation.
ABAX driving behaviour will map out the idling time within your fleet, amongst other criteria like acceleration, braking, cornering, speeding. Drivers can receive feedback on how to improve their idling time within the free Driver APP, which will help reduce overall CO2 emissions of your fleet.
Reduce idling emissions by tracking idling time
Improve driving behaviour through training your drivers
Cut miles by improving routes and changing routines
Lighten the load, only carrying the trailer, tools, and equipment unnecessary for the task.
Maintenances and sustainability
The customers that have taken driving behaviour into their company strategy have shown to improve their driving patterns by 10%. That 10% equates to less wear and tear on tyres and vehicle parts, and improved service plans. On top of that, improved driving will decrease the number of dents, and fewer accidents will lead to lower insurance costs.
Improved driving will increase the life of a commercial vehicle by one year during an average 20-year lifecycle. All in all, how the vehicle is driven and how it is disposed of at the end of its life, greatly influences overall sustainability.
Measuring fleet environmental impact is becoming a claim
It is becoming more important for companies to be able to report on their carbon footprint. The EU regulation of 2021 requires companies to document the environmental footprint of their products and services. Already, tenders require contractors to have CO2 reporting as part of their work process.
Manage your electrical fleet
As electrical vehicles (EVs) are increasing in number, higher rates of acceleration are affecting the fleets. The wear and tear of the engine and tyres have a big daily impact on the environment. During a leasing period of three years, most EV fleets will need to buy one more set of tyres compared to a ICE car that does not accelerate that easily. Furthermore, with the high cost of electricity, the driving pattern among your drivers is as important when someone is behind the wheel of an EV as when a driver is in a combustion engine vehicle.