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Meeting the Climate Pledge, One Fleet at a Time

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Environmentally Friendly Fleets Never Looked So Good

2/23/2016 by Caroline Ailanthus

President Obama’s climate policies have been in the news again recently, in part because of debate surrounding new regulations. Major parts of the President’s plan have always involved voluntary action, and many of America’s businesses have already climbed on board.

The American Business Act on Climate Pledge originally launched in July of 2015 and has since grown to include over 150 of the largest companies in the nation. These pledge-takers agreed to publically support the Paris climate talks and to “demonstrate an ongoing commitment to climate action,” as stated in the Office of the Press Secretary’s release. Each company is free to decide what type of climate action to take, but many have agreed to emissions reductions of up to 50%, purchasing 100% renewable energy, dramatic reductions in water use or waste generation, and achieving zero net deforestation in their supply chains.

The Paris talks passed in December of 2015. While the Paris deal itself will not cut emissions enough to forestall catastrophic climate change, this is the first time all of the parties have agreed to substantive emissions reductions. It represents a foundation upon which future agreements can build.

The American businesses that have pledged thus far are part of that foundation. Collectively they employ nearly 11 million people across all 50 states and have over $4.2 trillion in annual revenue and a market capitalization of over $7 trillion. That is a sizeable chunk of the U.S. economy.

Meeting these pledges will require creativity and dedication, but companies do have some powerful tools they can employ. For organizations with fleets of vehicle, GPS tracking and fleet management software is one such tool.

A GPS fleet management platform can provide more efficient routing to help save fuel. But fleet managers can also use the system to flag instances of inefficient driving, such as speeding, excessive acceleration, or excessive idling. Drivers who demonstrate these habits, and many times unsafe driving behaviors, can then get additional training. While drivers who practice more efficient behavior on the road can be rewarded. Over time, the entire fleet has the capacity to reduce its fuel use.

The same technology can also report engine fault codes remotely and help keep better track of maintenance schedules so that each vehicle gets into the shop when it needs to, before problems become serious. Vehicles in good repair run more efficiently, meaning they get substantially better gas mileage. That is another win for the climate.

American businesses have a great opportunity to adapt their operations with technology that can combat issues affecting the climate. To learn more about creating an environmentally friendly fleet, click here

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