The transportation industry has become increasingly concerned with minimizing their fossil fuel consumption and conserving the planet. New technology is being implemented in trucks to monitor the driving habits and fuel consumption en route. These tracking devices go beyond recording miles per gallon consumption by monitoring idling, speed and other factors that play a role in fuel consumption.
According to Transport Topics, idling while unloading is unavoidable only 30 percent of the time. This shows significant room for improvement in careless idling among truck drivers. Companies that utilize this new tracking technology encourage their drivers to cut their idling time by 35 percent.
With this technology, many companies are creating a truck driver rating system based on recorded performance. Drivers who show the most improvement in their driving habits and have the highest ratings will receive bonuses for their fuel conservation.
According to Dr. Jean-Paul Rodrigue, transportation accounts for 25 to 30 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions each year. With technology advancing, the freight industry is taking significant actions to reduce its carbon footprint and preserve the planet.
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