Do your Bit for Earth Day 2016

The clocks are ticking and Earth Day 2016 is coming up, making April a time for many to consider just how green their business is. This year on April 22nd, people all over the world will stand together to make a difference, reducing the impact of global climate change, while ensuring the longevity of our planet in the process.

For many businesses – especially those in haulage transport and even taxi companies, reducing the amount of journeys made is simply not a viable option. That being said, there are still a number of ways that you take part in reducing emissions and being more green-minded.

l The heavier the load is, the more fuel required to get it from A to B. With businesses reliant on deliveries, though, it can be difficult to avoid. If you can make lighter loads, go for it but not at the risk of having to make the journey more frequently as this will counteract any reduced emissions. Ensure your schedules are as efficient as possible for maximum fuel efficiency

l Keep your vehicle maintained, with particular care taken with tyre pressure and condition. Keeping on top of your tyres means your vehicle will drive easier and more efficiently

l Drive smoothly, with gradual stops and slow acceleration to conserve as much fuel as possible when on the road. Think ahead when it comes to your speed to minimise stopping and starting. The most efficient speed for vehicles is 56mph – and many HGVs and trucks are limited to a speed close to this

l Look into biofuel alternatives if your fleet runs on diesel. Biodiesel can be used in any vehicle that runs on diesel and is a very economical and eco-friendly way of getting around

l If your vehicle still consumes fuel at a high rate, regardless of these green methods, then you might consider engine re-mapping from Phantom Tracking to optimise your engine and enhance its performance

l Ensure your drivers are working as fuel efficiently as possible, by taking the most direct routes and driving safely. This can be monitored easily with a fleet tracking system

Earth Day is just a mere 24 hours, but these changes to the way you run your business can be incorporated every day to ensure your company has a positive influence on the future of our planet.

If you are looking for more information on engine re-mapping, fleet tracking or any of our other services, please browse our website or contact us to discuss your needs. We look forward to hearing from you.