Here's the trick: Tell your employees to turn off the engine while their vehicle is parked.
Two minutes of letting the engine idle is equal to one mile of driving.
So a vehicle that gets 20 miles/gallon, will cost at least a dollar for every ten minutes of letting the engine running while:
- Picking up an order
- Making a delivery
- Checking a map
By the way, I've seen commercial vehicles (usually a truck) left with the engine running while the employee ate lunch, took a nap, or read papers for times as long as a hour.
If this happens every day, each of these vehicles could be costing your business thousands of dollars per year.
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PS Even if you don't own a business, you could still save hundreds of dollars each year by using this one simple trick. See: Save Gas, Save Money