Report helps agency fleet managers understand and implement optimal petroleum reduction strategies for each fleet location by evaluating the most appropriate combination of the four core principles of sustainable fleet management:
- Right-sizing the fleet to agency mission by implementing a vehicle allocation methodology study
- Minimizing vehicle miles traveled
- Increasing fleet fuel efficiency by replacing inefficient vehicles with more fuel-efficient vehicles, maintaining vehicles, driving more efficiently, and avoiding excessive idling
- Optimizing cost-effective alternative fuel use, including maximizing utilization of existing alternative fuel infrastructure, installing alternative fuel infrastructure where practical (including electric vehicle charging stations), and aligning deployment of alternative fuel vehicles with fueling infrastructure.
Fleet managers should evaluate fleet locations based on site-specific characteristics, including availability of alternative fuel, fleet size, and fleet vehicle composition.