Compensatory strategies to reduce fuel costs involve the adoption of a multi-prong strategy. This includes downsizing to smaller displacement engines, implementing idle reduction programs, and modifying driver behavior.
Reduced Idling = Reduced Emissions
Until the advent of telematics devices, idling was not perceived to be a major problem for fleets. But once engine data was captured by fleets on a large-scale basis, it quickly became apparent that idling represented a significant and widespread problem. The amount of unnecessary idling varies by fleet, but some fleets have recorded idling as much as 35 percent of the time. Here's what you can do about it.