Frotcom saved 1160 tons of CO2 from being dispersed in the atmosphere
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Frotcom is known for its capacity to lower fuel costs, improve the fleet’s productivity, increase customer service and enhance safety for drivers, vehicles and cargo. Yet, another important contribution of Frotcom should deserve the same degree of attention: the reduction on the carbon footprint. Frotcom currently tracks thousands of vehicles: trucks, vans, cars, motorcycles and – believe it or not – boats. Its adoption usually leads to a reduction in the total mileage, not only because driver behavior tends to improve, but also because it is possible to choose the most adequate vehicles for each job, according to their positions. Fewer kilometers travelled, means less pollution. We all know that. But can this be quantified? Let’s try. The added trips registered in Frotcom currently total around 580 million kilometers. We cannot know, of course, how many kilometers would have been travelled by these same vehicles, without the improved fleet control that results from the use of Frotcom. Certainly more. Let’s assume, for the sake of this argument, a low estimate: only 1%. So, the total mileage saved by Frotcom, so far, was 5.8 million km. Ok, but, what does that mean in terms of CO2 emissions, a.k.a. carbon footprint? The emission of CO2 to the atmosphere (not the only greenhouse gas, unfortunately, to be produced by vehicles), varies with the type of vehicle. Since there are many different types of vehicles tracked by Frotcom, we need to simplify. Lets us consider that, on average, the CO2 emission per vehicle is 200 g/km. It is probably a lot more, due to the large number of trucks controlled by Frotcom. So, by saving 5.8 million km, Frotcom also saved 1160 tons of CO2 from being dispersed in the atmosphere. To absorb this amount of CO2 in one year, we would need to have planted 170 thousand pine trees! The message is clear. Go green. Use Frotcom. Frotcom International is a global provider of vehicle tracking solutions with sales currently in 24 countries in Europe, Africa and South America. Frotcom International’s vehicle tracking system is an all-included solution based on web access and best-of-breed GPS/GPRS devices. Frotcom International is based in Lisbon, Portugal. With Frotcom you are back in command # # # If you’d like more information about this topic, please contact Frotcom International +351 214 135 670 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.