10 Tips for Green Fleet Management

There are a number of ways to make your business fleet greener. Not only is this better for the environment, but green fleet management is a cost-effective strategy for you as a business.

It’s all about the bigger picture for businesses today – commitment to your social and environmental impact is more important than ever. Through greener fleet management, you can be kinder to the environment, earn brownie points for “doing your bit” and make savings that will ultimately improve your bottom line.

So below are ten top tips from The Energy Savings Trust to a greener way of managing your business fleet.

  1. Promote vehicles with low CO2 emissions to help reduce employee car tax and National Insurance.

  2. Evaluate alternative fuel cars to see if they might benefit your fleet.

  3. Ensure that your vehicles are regularly serviced – poorly maintained vehicles have both higher emissions and greater fuel consumption.

  4. Identify opportunities to reduce mileage by recording & analysing business travel.

  5. Record & analyse individual fuel consumption to encourage fuel-efficient driving.

  6. Promote safe, economic & environmentally-friendly driver training.

  7. Ensure mileage reimbursement rates are environmentally-sensitive and encourage drivers not to make excessive journeys.

  8. Provide access to web sites and route planners to minimise vehicle mileage.

  9. Promote satellite navigation & telematics to help drivers avoid congestion and use the most efficient route to reach their destination.

  10. Review arrangements for tele/video conferencing as an alternative to business travel.

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For more information on green fleet management take a look at our articles on efficient driving: Reducing Fuel Consumption and Reducing the Need to Travel.

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