Sergio Torres is Vice President, Product Development at Descartes The questions many of you face, is where will the savings come from and how much could I save? We wanted to give you a simple way to help quantify your fleet operations savings by:Back in March of 2011, I wrote a blog on the challenges of rising fuel costs and how reducing your fuel consumption and other operational costs can have a positive impact on your bottom line.  Today, oil prices remain volatile, and we continue to hear from you that there is increasing pressure to decrease costs and run more efficient and sustainable logistics operations.

  • Reducing miles/kilometers driven
  • Reducing or eliminating unnecessary idling
  • Improving driver behavior, reducing speeding, aggressive driving/braking, etc.

We are pleased to announce the launch of Descartes’ Fleet Fuel Savings and Carbon Emissions Calculator for the iPhone and iPad. The calculator will not only show you how much your company can potentially save, but will also show you the positive impact you can have on the environment by reducing your carbon emissions.

The iPhone/iPad app is free and available in the iTunes store at Descartes Fleet Fuel Savings and Carbon Emissions Calculator in the iTunes/Apple app store, you can also access the calculator on our website, in the solution section, or by clicking on the image below:

Please check it out, let us know what you think, and if you like it, pass it along!

In addition, if you would like to learn more innovative ways to improve fleet performance, please contact us:

Written by Sergio Torres

Vice President, Product Management for Descartes' Routing, Mobile and Telematics