New Survey Shows Jump in Fleets Measuring Emissions

PHH Arval released their annual survey on fleet environmental initiatives yesterday. The item that most caught my attention was the percentage of fleets that claimed to be measuring their greenhouse gas emissions — 40%. While that still leaves ample room for growth, it is a significant jump from the 28% reported in 2008.  Differences in the PHH survey methods mean the 2008 and 2009 numbers might not be directly comparable, yet the magnitude of change is consistent with our experience over the past year and the direction is consistent with the trend in the industry toward greenhouse gas measurement becoming a standard practice.

This is good news as measuring emissions is the first step to understanding how to reduce them.  Fleet manager interest in emissions measurement led us to develop an online calculator for fleets and train fleet managers during a seminar at the NAFA annual conference. We also wrote a “how-to” article for Automotive Fleet  magazine. Read more