There are better solutions than World Carfree Day

On September 22, the world took part in an initiative to remove vehicles from roads. Or rather, it didn't.

It may come as a surprise that the World Carfree Day occurred, because many will not have heard about it or even seen any reduction in the number of vehicles on the road.

The principle of managing CO2 emissions is something many fleet managers will be concerned about. However, the execution of this event ignores many key points, and ultimately it was doomed to failure.

If lowering your company's environmental impact is a priority, there are many options fleet services can offer that address the points missed by World Carfree Day.

Pool booking

Although the idea of a world with no cars is a novel one, businesses thrive off transportation, so the chances of it happening this month were practically nonexistent.

Reducing a businesses fleet size with pool booking is one way to immediately lower its carbon footprint, while also reducing costs.

Organising this can test the limits of logistics, which is why effective fleet management software is designed to streamline pool booking, to make an efficient way of managing and keeping track of multiple users and vehicles.

Green cars

Choosing to use vehicles with a low car fuel consumption is becoming a more realistic option for fleet managers. The green car market is stable and set to grow further as demand for electric or hybrid vehicles increases.

Choosing the right cars for your fleet can be a daunting though ultimately rewarding process. Knowing what to look for is essential. 

Fleet services offer vehicle procurement management to make sure your cars meet your demands, while fuel management programs help your fleet maintain optimal fuel- and cost-cutting efficiency.

The automotive industry has so many ways to reduce fuel consumption, yet having the knowledge and experience to do so is a full-time task. Fortunately, we live in an age where technology and fleet management services can help us do the best possible job - for business and for the environment.