The manner in which fleet vehicles are used for travel in your city or county is a key determinant of the fleet’s overall efficiency. Most importantly, schedule travel efficiently so that multiple tasks can be accomplished with one trip. With proper planning, staff should also be able to share vehicles for all or part of a trip. Software especially designed to optimize fleet vehicle routes can also be used to achieve large reductions in fuel use and emissions.

Route optimization for solid waste trucks in Toronto, Ontario is saving 140,000 gallons of fuel and reducing CO2 emissions by 1,500 tons a year.