A simple but important step that any city or county can take to improve the efficiency of its fleet is to ensure that regular maintenance is performed on its vehicles. Oil should be changed regularly and tires should be kept at the correct pressure at all times. Vehicles need to be operated in the correct manner as well. Employees should receive driver training and be awarded incentives for driving efficiently. Finally, establishing a policy against idling vehicles is a key component of a Green Fleets program.


Edmonton, Alberta increased average fuel economy by 20% when coaching employees on fuel-efficient driving.