Today marks the anniversary of Earth Day and on this day, 45 years ago, the beginning of an environmental movement was born. When April 22 arrives, people all around the world take action towards creating a healthier, viable environment. Having a company with many vehicles emitting harmful chemicals into the air is a challenge when a lot of public eyes fall on fleet businesses to make a difference. Taking the step towards becoming a more environmental fleet can be made easier with the installation of GPS trackers. In this Earth Day edition, US Fleet Tracking provides four ways that GPS trackers can be used to help fleet businesses reduce their carbon footprint.

1.) Route Efficiency: Presenting drivers with better routing options can save on unnecessary mileage. Using GPS trackers, managers, dispatchers or drivers can generate the shortest route. Dispatchers can also reroute drivers around traffic jams or other obstacles. This will allow drivers to arrive to their job sites quicker and spend less time on the road, which means less fuel consumed. Less fuel consumed means less carbon dioxide entering the atmosphere.

2.) Engine Monitoring: Keeping a vehicle running longer than a few minutes can really take its toll on the engine. Idling forces an engine to operate in an inefficient and gasoline-rich mode. Over time this habit will degrade the engine's performance and reduce mileage. GPS trackers can be used to monitor idling of vehicles so that fleet managers can hold their drivers accountable. Reducing idling burns less fuel and releases less carbon dioxide.

3.) Curb Speeding: Rapid acceleration and speeding burns fuel faster. Imagine the amount of chemical waste entering the air when drivers speed and it isn't great for the sustainability of company vehicles, either. With the GPS tracker technology managers can monitor and reduce aggressive driving behavior. GPS trackers send this type of data so that managers can review who the best drivers are and which ones might need more instruction.

4.) Maintenance Reminders: Keeping up with routine maintenance makes the company vehicles perform better. Keeping the right amount of air in the tires, performing regular oil changes and tune-ups can improve gas mileage. GPS trackers help managers to stay on top of necessary vehicle maintenance with reminder alerts. When vehicles are functioning properly they are less likely to have unwanted emission leaks which would release damaging chemicals into the air.

GPS trackers help vehicles to become more fuel-efficient and decreases the production of carbon dioxide, overall. Being fuel-efficient doesn't only help company vehicles reduce their spread of harmful toxins that pollute the air, but also helps to regulate daily operations. In honor of Earth Day, US Fleet Tracking hopes that these GPS tracker tips will help many businesses reduce their carbon footprint and protect the planet that best way that they can.

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