The emissions your fleet gives off can make or break your company’s reputation and codes compliance. It is up to you as a fleet manager or owner to take control of your team’s CO2 outputs and consumption practices. Investing in automated oil management services and lubrication systems, as well as taking on other environmentally friendly practices, will help you save energy and money. It will also make you more valuable to clients.
Why Automated Oil and Lubrication Systems Save Energy
When most people hear the word “automated,” they think of something electric that depletes energy. In reality, automated oil management systems, and lubrication systems such as MRES, helps your fleet stay environmentally friendly. The trucking industry is responsible for at least 28% of greenhouse gas emissions nationwide, but telematics like MRES help improve vehicle maintenance so oil and gas are not wasted. They also reduce idle time, so your truck is not sitting at a stop siphoning its resources back into the environment. Finally, automated lubrication and oil systems monitor emissions. Truckers no longer need to guess at their carbon footprints; they can see in real time how their vehicles contribute to the environment and make changes when necessary.
Other Ways to Save Energy
Trucking doesn’t have a reputation for using clean fuel, but this is changing. Whenever possible, use clean, unleaded gas instead of diesel, or alternative fuels made from organic materials. If you own a trucking company, consider switching to hybrid trucks or using alternative fuels to build respect for your brand. Additionally, encourage drivers not to let their vehicles idle at truck stops and perform regular vehicle maintenance.