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16 Sep, 2008 Car Sharing Reduces Capital Investment.

A corporate car share program invovles inter-governmental and/or sharing assets with the local community. It often involves cooperation with an established car sharing organization (CSO) and helps local governments minimize the number of vehicles in their fleet while still ensuring that all task requirements are met.

16 Sep, 2008 An idling awareness program is often the first step a fleet manager takes when working to reduce GHG emissions.

As with other training and awareness programs, the costs and benefits of undertaking an idling awareness program need to be evaluated before proceeding. An awareness program should follow an idling reduction strategy and complement an idling training program.

Idle Free BC can provide effective communication tools to help you raise awareness among your employees.

16 Sep, 2008 An idling awareness program presents the case for moving away from getting zero miles per gallon.

Overview

An idling awareness program communicates corporate idling policies and techniques. It explains the environmental and financial importance of eliminating idling as much as possible and the numerous benefits that come along with doing so. [1]

16 Sep, 2008 Fuel Data Management System
16 Sep, 2008 Developing a fuel data management system can be simple or complex, but is always effective.

The key principle of a fuel data management system is always the same: To manage fuel consumption. Local governments can take a variety of approaches to doing this, ranging from manually tracking mileage (with pen and paper) to collecting instant fuel consumption with on board computers. Each local government will be different and find one technique that provides a better cost / benefit than all the rest.

16 Sep, 2008 Keeping Track of your GHG Reductions

What cannot be tracked cannot be managed. A Fuel Data Management System relates the true costs of fleet operations, with respect to fuel consumption, to key decision makers.

A fleet manager can select the most relevant measuring tool of a variety of monitoring and measurement methods, including:

16 Sep, 2008 Driver Awareness and Education
16 Sep, 2008 Encouraging Fuel Efficient Driving Techniques

The Township of Langley uses posters like these to keep drivers aware of how to improve fuel efficiency. / Township of Langley, 2007.

16 Sep, 2008 Vehicle purchasing policies mandate the transformation of today’s fleet into tomorrow’s.

Overview

This policy is the most important output of an energy efficient vehicle purchasing strategy. It is the essential tool that provides vehicle and equipment purchasing standards and procedures to ensure the best vehicle is purchased. They inform purchasing practices by providing guidance or regulation on what should and should not be used by the fleet.

16 Sep, 2008 Getting started with idling reduction.

Idling reduction policies should always be developed alongside a more complete idling reduction strategy. Every community is different. You should take time to understand the specific issues that drivers run into related to idling in your community. These can include, but are not limited to:

16 Sep, 2008 A fuel efficiency policy is a simple way to communicate how you are going to take action on climate change

Your vehicle owner’s manual is an excellent source of information on how to achieve maximum fuel efficiency over the life of your vehicle.As with preventative maintenance, understanding manufacturer s

16 Sep, 2008 Engage Staff in Taking Fuel Action

A fuel efficiency policy communicates your commitment to avoiding harmful emissions like these.Fuel efficiency policies mandate the environmental performance of vehicles and provide a framework for purchasing decisio

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16 Sep, 2008 Preventative maintenance is something that every fleet manager will want to do.

In setting up a preventative maintenance program, the goal is to identify regular maintenance and inspection criteria for each vehicle, class, or type to ensure optimum engine efficiency and performance. To do so:

16 Sep, 2008 Increases Fuel Efficiency while Reducing Operating Costs

Preventative maintenance is one of the most important components of a green fleet strategy.

16 Sep, 2008 Fleet Idling Reduction
16 Sep, 2008 Idling reduction strategies are often a starting place for fleet GHG reduction strategies.

One of the most important things to remember when developing an idling reductions strategy is to Idling sign in SE False Creek sustainable development site. / Brian Beck, 2008account for local conditions. Factors that affect idling include:

16 Sep, 2008 An idling reduction strategy works to eliminate vehicle and equipment emissions that get zero kilometres per litre.

An idling reduction strategy results in the elimination of unnecessary and wasteful idling of vehicles and The City of Kamloops implemented a four month idle free and fuel management program and realized an estimated $42,000 is fuel savings.</body></html>

16 Sep, 2008 Green Fleet Action Plan
16 Sep, 2008 A green fleet action plan should be developed alongside a larger corporate GHG reduction strategy.

Green fleet action plans should always start with the calculation of fuel consumption and GHG emissions baselines. As with other corporate reduction strategies, it should include the identification and assessment of different implementation strategies that will most effectively reduce GHGs.

Key organizational stakeholders should be involved in its development. While each action plan will be different, certain elements should be present. These include:

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