Sustainability using telematics: 4 helpful tips

Moving toward a sustainable fleet 

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 mean 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: 

  • Reducing fuel consumption through driving style adjustment: real-time fuel consumption data can help you analyze and adjust the driving style of your drivers. This can lead to a reduction in fuel consumption, lower emissions of harmful substances and not least the improved safety of your drivers. 
  • 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 emissions. 
  • 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 reduced harmful emissions. 
  • 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 the CO2 emissions of your fleet. Not only does this help achieve sustainability goals, it 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 to 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. 


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

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


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