Get Green to Save Green: FMS in Green Fleet Practices

Posted by Reza Tavassoli on 14-Mar-2019 7:11:00 AM
Reza Tavassoli

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The global construction industry accounts for between 25-40% of the world's carbon emissions from all its gas-guzzling assets. It’s no surprise construction companies are under intense scrutiny over fuel consumption. Increasingly rigid government regulations demand accountability for every drop of fuel that goes into an asset’s tank and how every one of those drops is being spent. Public opinion now plays an equally strong value in sales, and gas-dependent companies need to get green to keep and gain more clients, especially regarding lucrative government contracts. Construction fleet managers are needing to report on behaviors they once took for granted and provide detailed data beyond the amount of fuel purchased. They must know where, how, and why it’s being spent. Traditional manual data collection methods are no longer adequate, and new industry leaders must implement more efficient solutions. The need for accurate reporting tools has become clear, and gas giants like BP are painting perspectives for their customers on the imperative benefits of having automated & integrated fuel management systems like SM2. At Coencorp, we always start with the individual’s unique needs, so let’s start there to illustrate what BP is telling all fuel-consuming industries.


          If you’re an average driver like me, you seldom think about the simple ways to save on gas other than trying to fuel up when the prices are low. Fortunately for us, there are some great government resources likeGas Price Humor with a sign indicating gas  will cost a arm, leg or both. this downloadable fuel economy guide for mileage estimates, or you can wade through extensive fuel consumption figures at The Globe & Mail article: 20 ways to improve your car's fuel efficiency offers a simplified explanation of all these figures, and if you are really in a hurry, let’s say that good driving habits and preventive maintenance routines are a surefire and sustainable path to spending less on fuel. From this perspective, spending less green makes us all greener. The impact becomes even more impressive when scaled up for big fleets.


          These simple suggestions are readily applicable to more oversized vehicles, and access all industry's fleet managers use this common-sense advice as a basis for what to look for when implementing fuel efficiency programs for their fleets. However, where an average Joe might be able to visualize savings with simple steps, fleet managers must account for every drop of fuel used. Only a fully-integrated fuel management system (FMS) can do this job effectively and profitably. When purchasing an FMS, consider your chosen platform's benefits: customizable, mobile/automated, user-friendly, fully integrated, scalable, and competently supported. I invite you to learn more about these essential benefits from our blog or by asking our technical support team. For now, let’s focus on the growing benefits of going green. 

          The United Nations has changed the vocabulary businesses use with The Kyoto Accords. Governments worldwide are implementing incentives to reduce greenhouse gases such as CO2. Social and mainstreamFuel Pump wih Cork media have involved and influenced the average user about the benefits of reducing fuel consumption. Industries are pressured from all sides and are responding to tax incentives (governmental regulations), consumer bias (public opinion), and the intelligent business imperative of improving profit margins wherever possible. More and more, governments are incorporating green-focused tax rebates and incentives into the criteria for R&D and business development grant criteria. Undoubtedly, thinking and acting greener is now a fundamental part of doing business. Fuel & fleet-heavy industries will be the first to benefit and benefit the most from going green. Google “How to make your fleet green?” and you will read the same answer for weeks: You spend less when implementing green practices. What are you waiting for to learn more? Visit our SM2 pages and/or talk to one of our support team. We are always happy to help you find solutions to your unique needs.

Topics: construction fuel management, fleet fuel management, going green