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Bristol City Council pilots car sharing tool

Bristol City Council’s fleet department will be piloting a green car share tool which is designed to match an employee’s travel requirements with one of their other colleagues.

The tool should reduce instances of allocating multiple vehicles when one will suffice.

It will also flag alternative means of transportation to users attempting to book a pool car, such as public transport or a push bike.

It was developed by fleet management software provider Chevin Fleet Solutions, in partnership with the council, and is part of the council’s commitment to environmental sustainability and reduced CO2.

The council’s fleet department recently embarked upon a complete overhaul of its management processes and has upgraded its fleet management software to the latest version of FleetWave from Chevin Fleet Solutions.

Once fully implemented, the new software will not only enable Bristol City Council to track real time data relating to mileage, vehicle MPG, CO2 and fuel consumption; it will also produce automated, graphically-based reports.

These reports will highlight performance and flag potential issues, such as the vehicle type consuming the most fuel or instances of inappropriate vehicle allocation, which could result in unnecessary greenhouse gas emissions.

The FleetWave software will also provide a fully automated repair and maintenance schedule for the Council’s 600-strong fleet, ensuring all vehicles are running as efficiently as possible.  

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  • Busterrabbit - 10/10/2012 12:03

    You need expensive sofware to determine which vehicle type consumes the most fuel, or is inappropriate? You need common sense, that's all. Unfortunately common sense is in short supply in the public sector, where they'd rather spend £000's under the umbrella of a "green initiative" rather than upset unions by insisting on efficient practices in the first place. Makes them look good and allows them to lecture the rest of us.

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