Managing an Organization's Fleet - The Green Way

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By: Midhun Menon A --

29 June, 2015

Managing an Organization's Fleet - The Green Way
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In the last few years, adopting Green Fleet has become a major trend across industries. Apart from achieving the carbon emission targets, green fleets are helping organizations to reduce excess costs which are impacting the bottom line. If the organizations' fleet is not managed effectively, it will generate high carbon emissions. Fuel costs, which account for a major portion of the fleet operating costs, will also go up, thus resulting in lower efficiency of the fleet. Implementing green fleet will help to manage fleet in an efficient and cost effective way. This article will provide insights on some significant factors which impact the fleet industry.

Introduction

Fleet managers are under intense pressure to reduce the carbon footprint and implement Green initiatives. In the last decade, many organizations have started implementing green fleet and it has become a major topic of discussion among the fleet managers. If the organizations' fleet is not managed effectively, it will generate high carbon emission. Fuel costs, which account for a major portion of fleet operating costs, will also go up, resulting in lower efficiency of the fleet. Accidents levels will go up and safety of the employee will be at high risk.

Green Fleet Management focuses on reduced carbon emission, which helps fleet managers to minimize the overall carbon emission. It also focuses on reducing fuel consumption, which helps organizations to reduce excess costs which are impacting their bottom line. It gives importance to minimizing accidents too. This helps fleet managers to implement a safe and secure fleet. Various Governments are also under increasing scrutiny to reduce carbon foot print. Business fleet, which accounts for 40-50% of the fleet in most of the mature markets, is a major area of focus for them and they are implementing policies and tax laws to promote green fleet. This is playing a major role in the rapid pace of green fleet implementation.

 Author: Midhun Menon A




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