Three challenges rank consistently high on the list for fleet managers operating in pretty much any industry today. When it comes down to it, improving driver safety, mitigating the high cost of fuel and complying with corporate pressures to reduce fleet’s contribution to the company’s global carbon footprint are at the forefront of managers’ minds.
In a recently published blog, Green Fleet Magazine discusses how driver training and driver behavior are paramount to overcoming fuel efficiency, fleet safety and sustainability obstacles. For management, changing driver behavior can result in a 5 percent to 30 percent reduction in annual fuel consumption and help reduce preventable accidents, Green Fleet points out. Furthermore, the net result of making employees safer drivers is a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
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I am in regular contact with commercial fleet managers around the country, which allows me to stay current with the multitude of challenges, opportunities, and trends impacting our industry. Recently, while surveying commercial fleet managers about their buying inclinations for the 2019 model-year, I asked fleet managers to identify the greatest challenge facing their fleet operations.
Recognizing that I was surveying a broad cross-section of corporate America, I was not surprised to receive a diverse list of numerous challenges; however, three challenges were consistently high on the list for many fleet managers — improving driver safety, mitigating the high cost of fuel, and complying with corporate pressures to reduce fleet’s contribution to the company’s global carbon footprint. The good news is that all three of these challenges are interrelated and represent an excellent opportunity for fleet managers to demonstrate their value to senior management by synergistically addressing all three simultaneously.