GoGreen Communications has posted this important documentation in support of its market-leading research and practice on idle reduction.
GoGreen is focused on driver behavior modification training, certification and branding for fleet operators.
GoGreen’s Point of View on Idle Reduction.
As of September, 2020, idle reduction from driver behavior modification in a fleet’s gasoline and diesel-burning assets, is the biggest combined cost reduction, greenhouse gas reduction, and air pollution reduction opportunity for fleet operators in the United States and Canada in all fleet industry sectors.
Further, GoGreen believes that cost reduction, greenhouse gas reduction and air pollution reduction should be a fleet operator’s priority at this time of economic crisis, accelerated climate change, and a lung virus pandemic. Currently, idle reduction is not an area of priority for most operators (GoGreen is actively surveying the market, documenting the barriers to creating an idle reduction fleet culture).
It is GoGreen’s view that the typical addressable opportunity for North American fleet operators who have not addressed driver idling behavior (as an aggregate of all fleet industry sectors and all fleet departments) is about 40% of engine hours and its associated downstream cost impact on operation and maintenance expenses* This assumes driver idling behavior only and excludes ‘PTO’ or business function idling in park.
GoGreen has identified the following cost metrics regarding driver idling behavior:
Added maintenance, lost warranties.
Safety risk (vacant vehicle idling).
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Idle Cost Metrics U.S. and Canada