Sustainability using telematics: 4 helpful tips

The transportation sector must be completely carbon neutral by 2050. Commercial fleets are therefore taking steps to contribute to this change. Telematics is one of the tools that can be used in making a fleet more sustainable. What can telematics do for you and your fleet in terms of sustainability? We are happy to answer that.

Mapping the current state of affairs

Telematics is a technology that helps companies manage and optimize their fleets more efficiently. For example, telematics allows companies to collect real-time data on the performance of their vehicles, including location, speed, fuel consumption, maintenance status and more. This helps companies identify the environmental impact of their fleets and develop targeted sustainability strategies from there.

Tips for making your fleet more sustainable

Using data-based insights, you can make your fleet more sustainable by:

  1. Reduce fuel consumption through driving style adjustment: real-time fuel consumption data can help analyze and adjust the driving style of your drivers. This can lead to a reduction in fuel consumption, lower pollutant emissions and, not unimportantly, improved safety for your drivers.
  2. Avoid unnecessary trips: With real-time location information, you can see where your vehicles are and which trips are unnecessary. By avoiding these trips, you can save fuel and reduce harmful emissions.
  3. Plan maintenance more efficiently: real-time vehicle performance data helps you plan maintenance more efficiently. This can lead to a reduction in vehicle downtime and a reduction in pollutant emissions.
  4. Integrate electric vehicles: telematics solutions also support electric vehicles, so you can better monitor and plan your electric vehicles, this leads to more efficient use of batteries, less downtime and more sustainable mobility.

By taking the above steps, you can reduce your fleet’s carbon emissions. This not only helps achieve sustainability goals, but can also lead to cost savings and an improvement in your company’s reputation.

Looking to the future

With comprehensive data and insights into your fleet, telematics allows you to plan with an eye on the future. You will find it easier to act on regulations surrounding sustainability by adapting, expanding and/or accelerating your sustainability strategy. In addition, parties such as Geotab also support you in the transition to an electric fleet through the EV suitability assessment and the Green Fleet dashboard.

In conclusion

Making your fleet more sustainable doesn’t happen overnight. Fortunately, there are companies that can help you do that, such as Geotab. Telematics helps you gather data on which to base choices for the future of your fleet. This allows you to reduce CO2 emissions in the future, cut costs and respond flexibly to ever-changing conditions.

Are you curious about Geotab telematics? For more information, check out their website or request a free demo.

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