Energy Efficiency for Commercial Vehicle FleetsThe energy efficiency of commercially operated vehicles can be improved through three main processes – management, supervision and planning.
- Management includes the setting of goals and decisions on how these goals should be reached, in areas such as vehicle acquisition policies. Supervision processes direct practical efforts towards management goals.
- Careful planning is also needed to ensure that goals can be realised in practice.
- Responsible vehicle fleet acquisition and maintenance policies greatly define the scope for a transportation firm to make its operations energy efficient.
Human resource development focuses should include building up the skills of personnel and providing suitable training in energy efficient driving. Both of these processes enhance the cost-efficiency and environmental impacts of vehicle fleet operations.
Energy efficiency issues in relation to rail transportation are covered in a separate section of this website under the topic of energy efficiency agreements for the transportation sector.