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    Fleet sustainability

    Reducing carbon emissions for commercial vehicles. 

    The necessity of decarbonisation

    Given some of the environmental concerns facing our planet today, sustainability has never been more important. Even more, people often now expect businesses of all types to engage in sustainable business practices, with potential commercial implications for those that fail to prioritise the issue.

    This is especially relevant to the transportation sector as one of the largest contributors of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. Commercial fleets must take action to address this, but still face a great number of challenges and uncertainties as to the best path forward.

    Sustainability challenges facing modern fleets

    Despite the necessity of decarbonisation, barriers remain high. Here are just a few of the many challenges facing fleets today.


    The transportation sector is a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. Fleets need to find ways to reduce emissions to meet environmental regulations and minimise their carbon footprint.


    Other alternative fuels, such as hydrogen and biofuels, also offer potential solutions for reducing emissions. However, challenges such as infrastructure development, cost, and availability hinder their widespread adoption.


    While electric vehicles (EVs) offer a solution to reducing emissions, the high initial cost of purchasing EVs, limited charging infrastructure, and range anxiety are significant challenges for fleets looking to make the transition.


    Fleets must comply with increasingly stringent environmental regulations, which may require them to invest in new technologies, adopt alternative fuels, or reduce their emissions through other means.


    The lack of charging infrastructure, particularly for heavy-duty vehicles and in rural areas, makes it difficult for fleets to adopt electric vehicles on a large scale.


    Managing the entire lifecycle of vehicles is crucial for reducing the environmental impact of fleets. This includes reducing waste, recycling materials, and properly disposing of vehicles at the end of their life.

    How to address current challenges

    Addressing sustainability challenges requires a combination of technology innovation, infrastructure development, regulatory support, and changes in business practices. There is no quick fix, but small changes can yield big efficiency wins.

    We believe incremental efficiencies are the fastest, least disruptive, and most cost-effective way to decarbonise fleets over the next decade. By leveraging video and telematics connectivity, and video technology, fleets can begin to achieve measurable efficiency gains and begin down the road to sustainability.

    Interested in learning more?

    Check out our comprehensive whitepaper to dive deeper into the path to sustainable fleet management.

    How Lytx can help you tackle decarbonisation

    At Lytx®, we are committed to helping our customers implement sustainable practices within their operations. These practices not only help our clients reduce their environmental footprint, but can help save costs and gain operational efficiencies for healthier, more productive fleets.

    Here are some ways we can help you reduce greenhouse gas emissions in your fleet today:


    With GPS fleet tracking you can optimise driver routes in real-time* based on changing road, traffic, and weather conditions to reduce travel time and fuel consumption.


    Real-time alerts can help drivers correct unsafe behaviours in the moment, while coaching workflows can help correct continual behaviours, reducing environmentally polluting collisions.


    By tracking vehicle idling, harsh-braking, inefficient routes, and more, you’ll have the data insights you need to encourage better and more efficient driving habits across your fleet.


    Keeping on top of routine maintenance with scheduling will help ensure your vehicles are always operating at peak engine performance, resulting in reduced emissions.


    A healthy vehicle is a more efficient vehicle. Driver vehicle inspection reports (DVIRs) are an invaluable tool to ensure vehicles are always healthy, safe, and ready for the road.

    Sustainability through strategic partnerships

    In addition to helping our customers achieve great strides in decarbonisation, we take great pride in the joint commitment by our strategic partners towards a more sustainable future. Together we can help tackle a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions on a global scale. See how Geotab is making an impact in their 2023 Sustainability and Impact Report.