Minimising the environmental impact of your fleet

Unless you have been living under a rock for the last six months, you have likely heard of the federal government's new carbon tax initiative, aimed at reducing Australia's carbon footprint and fighting global warming.

Though the carbon price has been somewhat controversial for its impact on the cost of living for many Australians, there is little doubt that reducing our pollution emissions will be an important part of ensuring a positive future for our children.

That is why many fleet managers are becoming increasingly conscious as to the environmental impact of their vehicles.

The first step in figuring out how to solve any problem is, of course, understanding where that problem is coming from. That is why it is important to have a good idea of how environmentally friendly your fleet vehicles are.

This is just one area where fleet management software can help, by providing you with Environmental Rating Reports which can measure the environmental impact of each vehicle in your fleet.

The best fleet software can even offer greenhouse emissions exception reports which track a fleet’s overall performance against its key performance indicators.

Another way to potentially reduce the amount of pollution your fleet is putting out into the environment is by ensuring that all company vehicles are regularly inspected and kept in good condition.

Simple maintenance like regular oil checks and engine tune-ups can help improve fuel efficiency in a significant way, meaning not only are you doing your part to help the environment, you're improving your bottom line as well.