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Best Practices for Developing Green Fleet Driving Safety Programs Greg Cupper EcoFleet Training Solutions A Division of Logical Training Solutions, LLC.

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1 Best Practices for Developing Green Fleet Driving Safety Programs Greg Cupper EcoFleet Training Solutions A Division of Logical Training Solutions, LLC Modesto, CA

2 Company Overview Modesto based education/training with No. California primary service area Combined focus of safer drivers and reducing fuel consumption and carbon emissions Provides classroom on-site defensive driving courses / also retail programs and GPS devices

3 Presentation Overview How do eco-friendly driving techniques work What results can businesses/ government agencies expect when implement green(er) fleets How can businesses integrate an eco-friendly fleet operation within safety 5 Best Practices for Green Fleet Operators

4 Update of the Numbers Good news: – Fatalities are way down from high in 1990’s – Continuous decrease until last year (2012) – Fatality rate per 100 million miles traveled (Vehicle Miles Traveled – VMT) was the lowest ever recorded – Incidence of alcohol-related fatalities at historic low

5 Update of the Numbers (continued) Now the bad news: – Leading cause of occupational deaths is driving – 10.5 % increase (2012 over 2011) of pedestrian related distraction (e.g. texting) fatalities – $60 Billion cost impact to employers (NHTSA, 2000) – Number of vehicle related employee collision lawsuits increases annually

6 Summary Someone dies every 12 minutes in a crash Someone is injured every 10 seconds A crash occurs every 5 seconds in the US

7 Category Per M VMT Per Crash Per Injury Per Fatality Per Non- Fatal Injury Health Fringe Benefit Costs $32,976$3,570$23,865$314,284$22,126 Other Direct Costs $64,858$6,699$20,432$158,108$19,608 Liability for Losses by Others $60,043$6,202$32,016 SUB-TOTAL $157,878$16,471$76,313$504,408$73,750 Wage-Risk Premium $78,083$8,065$51,865$3,306,430$32,374 TOTAL $235,961$24,536$128,178$3,810,838$106,124 Costs to Employers per Million Vehicle Miles of Travel (M VMT) and Costs per On-the-Job Highway Crash and Injury

8 Reasons for Establishing A Formal Driver Training Program Save lives and reduce the risk of life-altering injuries Protect human and financial resources Reduce the risk of liability associated with crashes involving employees on company business

9 Reasons for Establishing A Green Driver Training Program Reduce direct costs such as fuel Couples safety with accountability Reduces CO 2 emissions Federal and state incentives for green fleets Demonstrates good corporate stewardship

10 Another Best Practices Idea Go Green! 1.Reduce fuel consumption while helping to reduce carbon emissions 2.Promotes an eco-friendly model 3.Defensive driving with value added 4.Saves the company money!

11 Examples of Ways to $ave on Fuel 1.Drive sensibly without sudden starts and stops Savings: Up to 5% 2.Obey the speed limit and reduce your speed Savings: 7 – 14% reduction in fuel consumption 3.Avoid Idling Whenever Possible Savings: Varies but saves $

12 Examples of Ways to $ave on Fuel 4.Remove excessive weight Savings: Up to 2% reduction in fuel consumption per 100 lbs. 5.Pace yourself / Anticipate hazards / construction / weather Savings: Varies but get’s expensive if you leave late, speed and get a ticket, or crash 6. Check your tire pressure regularly Savings: Boosts mileage by 3% and prevents premature failure

13 Examples of Ways to $ave on Fuel 7. Keep windows rolled up at higher speeds Savings: Up to 2 miles per gallon 8. Minimize (or avoid) use of your air conditioner Savings – Between 3 and 10% fuel saving and less pollution 9. Properly maintain your vehicle Savings: Depends. Example: Correct oil can boost mileage by about 3%

14 Best Practices Next Steps Review existing components of your driver training/safety program Audit prior collisions / incidents to determine root causes & become proactive Utilize an outside firms(s) to evaluate training needs and provide training Desired Outcome: Develop a comprehensive best practices fleet program

15 Best Practices for Green Fleet Operators 1)Vehicle selection is where it begins. Options include: electric plug-in and hybrid electrics ethanol flexible fuel vehicles (EFV’s) compressed natural gas (CNG) higher-mileage vehicles (includes diesel)

16 Best Practices for Green Fleet Operators Vehicles with top fuel economy: Electric – 105 to 119 MPG (conversion) Nissan Leaf Chevrolet Spark Honda Fit Fiat 500e

17 Best Practices for Green Fleet Operators Where to get more information: US Dept of Transportation 1)www:fueleconomy.gov 2)http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/choosing.jsp

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19 2). Better vehicle maintenance Payoff: Up to 10% savings in fuel costs by changing filters, matching oil selection, and following manufacturer guidelines.

20 Best Practices for Green Fleet Operators 3). Increased use of technology and monitoring of drivers GPS – Reduce idle and better trip planning Fuel usage gauges give instant feedback Use of driver cameras to monitor driver behavior and fuel consumption

21 Best Practices for Green Fleet Operators 4). Better trained drivers  Teach drivers techniques to reduce fuel consumption  Integrate information as part of safety efforts  Implement reasonable well defined policies on vehicle use  Provide recognition and incentives for reducing fuel and CO 2

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24 Drive to reduce fuel consumption ☐ Accelerate smoothly – no jack-rabbit starts ☐ Stabilize your vehicle in traffic and maintain steady speed ☐ Anticipate traffic, stoplights and other hazards ☐ Decelerate using engine drag ☐ Avoid high speeds Before you drive ☐ Reduce miles driven or drive a lower fuel cost vehicle ☐ Plan ahead –use mapping or other trip planning tools ☐ Combine trips whenever possible ☐ Measure and log fuel consumption ☐ Ensure your emotions and driving attitude is positive Other strategies for increasing fuel economy ☐ Avoid unnecessary idling / stop engine whenever appropriate ☐ Coast whenever possible to avoid constant acceleration ☐ Measure tire pressure monthly ☐ Remove roof or tool boxes/ racks not in use ☐ Avoid carrying unnecessary weight ☐ Use air conditioning sparingly ☐ Use cruise control to avoid excessive acceleration

25 Best Practices for Green Fleet Operators 5). Measure, track and reward successes  Develop a system to measure green fleet efforts  Analyze success and failures; constant reinforcement  Provide reward incentives for employees groups who reduce fuel consumption and corresponding emissions.

26 Closure Questions? Thank you! Greg Cupper President / Master Trainer Logical Training Solutions, LLC


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