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

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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:

16 Sep, 2008 The Backbone of a Successful Corporate Fleet Strategy

Green fleet action plans provide the foundation and overall direction for fuel efficient fleet management. They reflect business needs, costs, and technical opportunities and restraints. [1]

16 Sep, 2008 Fuel Efficient Vehicle Purchasing Strategy
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16 Sep, 2008 Once developed, benchmarking programs are one of the most powerful tools in a fleet manager’s toolbox.

Benchmarking programs start with the development of a fuel data management system. Once in place, you can review key figures that indicate how to target your fleet programs and where problems are occurring.

16 Sep, 2008 Monitoring Where and How to Take Action

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16 Sep, 2008 Community car share programs fit different communities in different ways.

There is no specific approach to setting up a community car share program. A different approach will work for each community and be dependant on numerous factors ranging from public transportation availability to housing density.

16 Sep, 2008 Member Mobility

While different forms have emerged around the world, a community car share essentially involves an organized group of participants (usually required to be members) with one or more self-accessing shared vehicles, the usage of which is booked in advance for short periods of time. Typically, users are required to be members.

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