As last year’s spike in oil prices took its
toll on fleet operations, managers across the country were looking for
any and every possible way to save money on gas.
One technique that became critical was idle
reduction. Idling vehicles use up to several billion gallons of fuel
and emit large quantities of air pollution and greenhouse gases each
Idle reduction technologies and practices are an important way to cut petroleum consumption and emissions. While
not necessarily a new idea, companies that enforced the concept ended
up seeing immediate savings both in the bank and in the tank.
These days, there are a different set of
challenges facing fleet managers including environmental concerns and
economic struggles that have kept idle reduction on many fleet managers
Suppliers selling idle reduction systems have seen
sales numbers increase dramatically over the last few years and there
is also an increasing interest in on-board hybrid power systems that
could end up sparking a true revolution in the trucking industry.
No matter what size your fleet is, today’s issues
are also providing a true opportunity for smart thinking and innovative
ideas that could mean savings in more ways than one.
Click here to check out a great article in the March edition of Fleet Owner on-line for a more in-depth look at the impact and effects idle reduction is making.
If you’re interested in looking into idle
reduction systems for your fleet, here’s a list of companies you might
want to look into: