It can seem as if there is constant conflict between the demands of business and calls on us to save the environment. The environment is under threat and urgent action is needed to make changes.
Whilst Donald Trump may not agree, the scientific consensus agrees that CO2 emissions are contributing to climate change. That will ultimately impact on our lives so we all need to act now to reduce our CO2 emissions and play a part in saving the environment.
The environmental impact of transport is significant purely because of the way vehicles are fuelled. Private car drivers may previously have been encouraged to buy diesel cars but their environmental impact is now being reassessed. If we are serious about saving the environment we are going to need to take steps to minimise the impact of our diesel operated fleets.
Reducing the amount of time that each vehicle spends on the road could play a key role in minimising CO2 emissions.
Potentially we should also be looking at the routes our vehicles take. There is ongoing research into the impact of CO2 emissions on health and the findings give real cause for concern. There are indications that vehicle emissions are causing an increase in childhood asthma and that they may even be impacting on the health of unborn babies.
Using a fleet tracking system is a relatively small step that could help us to save the environment.
Optimised routes may also help you to keep your vehicles away from congested urban environments where vehicle emissions are likely to have the greatest impact on public health.