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1 Drivers – The Final Frontier?!?
CCG Systems Annual Conference

2 Agenda Overview Back-ass-wards Approach History
Driver Behavior – Can/Should it be Modified How Success Stories Real Life Example Real Life Results Can/Will it Work for You?

3 “FORMICATION” Definition How You Can Use It In A Sentence

4 Polk County Facts: Population 600,000 Land Area – 2,000 Sq. Miles
17 Municipalities Geographic Center of Florida Only County in the U.S. to get 3 hurricanes in one season (2004) Home of LegoLand Florida Opens Fall 2011!!!

5 Polk County Fleet Management
2656 Vehicles County & Two City Responsibility 12 Shop Facilities 12 Bulk Fuel Sites – 23 Tanks 8,000 Registered Fuel Site Users 14,400,000 Annual Miles ASE Blue Seal/100 Best Public Fleets last 7 years

6 Remember “Clean Air Act of 1992”?
Memory Lane? Remember “Clean Air Act of 1992”?

7 Clean 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

8 Steps Taken: Aerodymanics Gear Ratios Smaller Engines/Vehicles
Low Rolling Resistance Tires Introduction of Bio Fuels Alternative Fuels In Vehicle Monitoring Systems Idle Control Devices APU’s (alt. power units) Hybrid/Hybrid-Electric/Plug In Hybrids Electric Vehicles MyKey Simulators All 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”


11 Have We Avoided Driver Training?
Presumed efficient already? Perfection in Driving Habits? Untrainable? Not our Job Easier to address hardware than people

12 Can/Should Driver Behavior be Modified?

13 Why Should You Care? Driver Training Isn’t your Job
Drivers Don’t Work for you Drivers Won’t Listen Drivers Don’t Care

14 Why Should You Care? Driver Training Isn’t your Job
Subject Matter Expert Drivers Don’t Work for you No Hierarchy Involved Drivers Won’t Listen They’d be More Attentive Drivers Don’t Care Results Show They Care – A Lot

15 Examples: Novo Nordisk – Driver Training spearheaded by Fleet Mgr saved 858,787 gallons Bison Transport – Driver Training/Incentive cut 713,264 gallons Cat “Driver Reward”: In-House Program that rewards drivers for fuel efficiency AstraZeneca 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.

16 Polk County’s Approach?
Fuel Conservation/Driver Training/Incentive Program

17 Driver Incentive Program
Strategy Restrict Speed – 55MPH Driver Incentive Program Conduct Eco- Driver Training

18 GPS & Employee Involvement Citizen’s Information
Decal Vehicles GPS & Employee Involvement “Top Down” Acceptance Implement 55 mph Speed Restriction Traffic Safety Citizen’s Information Employee Roll Out Self-Policing Concept Approval FHP & PCSO

19 Vehicle Decal:


21 What 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

22 ECO – Driving: Available Training Resources??
Search Engines Smith System Driver Training Car Chip Green Driver Driving Skills for Life Bridgestone Tires I Drive Green App Env. Defense Fund EPA



25 Concept Concept Concept Concept
“Driving Skills for Life” “What Drivers Do to Save Fuel” Polk’s Actual Historical Data Concept Concept Polk’s Idle Awareness Program

26 Polk County Eco-Driver Training
Driver Behavior Polk County Data Tailored Internally Length - 1 Hour Customer Focused Incl.Safety Emphasis Lead in to Employee Incentive Program Modify Future 250,000 Idling Hours Polk County Data Easy to Take Magnet Give-away Safety Integration Incentive Program Conclusion

27 Objective: Modify 35% Driver Behavior! Driver PSI Spec MPH 15 % 10 %
8 %

28 How Can We Encourage Employee Participation???
Provide Detail on the Issues and ask for their help Train Driving Techniques that will conserve fuel – Eco Driving Incentive Program

29 Employee Fuel Incentive Program
Introducing…. Employee Fuel Incentive Program

30 Employee Fuel Conservation Incentive Program Eligibility:
Employees who drive the same County vehicle exclusively Participate in Eco-Driver Training Class Sign an Incentive Agreement Term – 12 Months If Fuel Efficiency Improves > 5% County will split the fuel savings 50/50 with the driver

31 Employee Agrees To: Practice Eco Driving Techniques
Accurately Enter Odometer Readings at the Fuel Sites Assure their County vehicle is maintained on schedule No Preventable Crashes in 12 Months

32 County Agrees to: Accurately Track MPG
Maintain your Vehicle to Factory Specifications Instruct Employees on Eco-Driving Principles Accurately Track Fuel Costs If MPG > 5% - Split Fuel Savings 50/50

33 What did the Program Cost??

34 Potential Incentive??? Annual Miles/Year = 10,000 Current MPG = 13
Ann Fuel $3.00/gal = $2307 Improved MPG (10%) = Employee’s Share = $97

35 Potential Incentive? Annual Miles/Yr. = 20,000 Current Avg MPG = 10
Annual Fuel $3/gal = $6,000 10+% Improved MPG = Annual Fuel $3/gal = $5,357 Employees Share: $321.50

36 Did We Achieve Any RESULTS??
- 14% Annual Fuel Consumption: . Fuel Savings $1.200,000 -7M Lbs Carbon Environmentally Friendly? -415,000 Gallons Total Gallons

37 Results in Safety too!! - 22% -35% $485,000 Improved Safety Results
Preventable Accidents: . Improved Safety Results -35% Accident Severity? $485,000 Total Hard $ Savings

38 Individual Results??

39 2007 F L Gasoline 4 X 2

40 Actual Results – One Unit:
Starting MPG: 6.07 Ending MPG: 8.15 Miles/Year: ,100 Gallons Saved: Incentive Paid: $457.00

41 Other Government Potential?
May 2009 – Polk County School Board adopts 55mph Restriction Florida Department of Transportation currently considering

42 Web Sites of Interest:

43 “FORMICATION” Definition: The feeling of having ants crawling over your skin. How You Can Use It In A Sentence: That driver’s bad habits gives me the “Heebee Jeebee’s”.

44 Remember our Troops protecting our right to be here
2nd Brigade Combat Team 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

45 Thank You!

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