Presentation on theme: "Drivers – The Final Frontier?!?"— Presentation transcript:
1Drivers – The Final Frontier?!? CCG Systems Annual Conference
2Agenda Overview Back-ass-wards Approach History Driver Behavior – Can/Should it be ModifiedHowSuccess StoriesReal Life ExampleReal Life ResultsCan/Will it Work for You?
3“FORMICATION”DefinitionHow You Can Use It In A Sentence
4Polk County Facts: Population 600,000 Land Area – 2,000 Sq. Miles 17 MunicipalitiesGeographic Center of FloridaOnly County in the U.S. to get 3 hurricanes in one season (2004)Home of LegoLand Florida Opens Fall 2011!!!
5Polk County Fleet Management 2656 VehiclesCounty & Two City Responsibility12 Shop Facilities12 Bulk Fuel Sites – 23 Tanks8,000 Registered Fuel Site Users14,400,000 Annual MilesASE Blue Seal/100 Best Public Fleets last 7 years
6Remember “Clean Air Act of 1992”? Memory Lane?Remember “Clean Air Act of 1992”?
7Clean Air Act - 1992 NO! Results? Add Alt. Fuel Infrastructure? Promote Fleet Fuel Conservation?Reward Fleets for Lower Consumption?Re - Train Drivers?Promote New Technology?NO!Excessive speed is the largest single fac
8Steps Taken: Aerodymanics Gear Ratios Smaller Engines/Vehicles Low Rolling Resistance TiresIntroduction of Bio FuelsAlternative FuelsIn Vehicle Monitoring SystemsIdle Control DevicesAPU’s (alt. power units)Hybrid/Hybrid-Electric/Plug In HybridsElectric VehiclesMyKeySimulatorsAll of Above are Hardware Related
9“Automotive Fleet” April, 2010 “Even when comprehensive vehicle selection, right sizing, fuel card data mining, and exception report programs are deployed, effective fuel management ultimately depends on one key player:”“THE DRIVER”
13Why Should You Care? Driver Training Isn’t your Job Drivers Don’t Work for youDrivers Won’t ListenDrivers Don’t Care
14Why Should You Care? Driver Training Isn’t your Job Subject Matter ExpertDrivers Don’t Work for youNo Hierarchy InvolvedDrivers Won’t ListenThey’d be More AttentiveDrivers Don’t CareResults Show They Care – A Lot
15Examples:Novo Nordisk – Driver Training spearheaded by Fleet Mgr saved 858,787 gallonsBison Transport – Driver Training/Incentive cut 713,264 gallonsCat “Driver Reward”: In-House Program that rewards drivers for fuel efficiencyAstraZeneca trained Eco Driving reducing emissions by 367 metric tons/yr.Poland Spring ranked drivers for Idling and posted the results on a board saving 8000 gallons/yr.
16Polk County’s Approach? Fuel Conservation/Driver Training/Incentive Program
17Driver Incentive Program StrategyRestrictSpeed – 55MPHDriver Incentive ProgramConductEco- Driver Training
21What the Experts Say:Excessive speed is the largest single factor in reduced fuel mileage. Reduce speed to a reasonable level of say 60 mph and eliminate all non-essential stops. A general rule of thumb is that every mph increase above 50 mph reduces fuel mileage by 0.1 mpg.Source - Kenworth
22ECO – Driving: Available Training Resources?? Search EnginesSmith System Driver TrainingCar ChipGreen DriverDriving Skills for LifeBridgestone TiresI Drive Green AppEnv. Defense FundEPA
25Concept Concept Concept Concept “Driving Skills for Life”“What Drivers Do to Save Fuel”Polk’s Actual Historical DataConceptConceptPolk’s Idle Awareness Program
26Polk County Eco-Driver Training Driver BehaviorPolk County DataTailored InternallyLength - 1 HourCustomer FocusedIncl.Safety EmphasisLead in to EmployeeIncentive ProgramModify Future250,000 Idling HoursPolk County DataEasy to TakeMagnet Give-awaySafety IntegrationIncentive Program Conclusion
28How Can We Encourage Employee Participation??? Provide Detail on the Issues and ask for their helpTrain Driving Techniques that will conserve fuel – Eco DrivingIncentive Program
29Employee Fuel Incentive Program Introducing….Employee Fuel Incentive Program
30Employee Fuel Conservation Incentive Program Eligibility: Employees who drive the same County vehicle exclusivelyParticipate in Eco-Driver Training ClassSign an Incentive AgreementTerm – 12 MonthsIf Fuel Efficiency Improves > 5% County will split the fuel savings 50/50 with the driver
31Employee Agrees To: Practice Eco Driving Techniques Accurately Enter Odometer Readings at the Fuel SitesAssure their County vehicle is maintained on scheduleNo Preventable Crashes in 12 Months
32County Agrees to: Accurately Track MPG Maintain your Vehicle to Factory SpecificationsInstruct Employees on Eco-Driving PrinciplesAccurately Track Fuel CostsIf MPG > 5% - Split Fuel Savings 50/50