Efficient Driving to Conserve Fuel

Eco-Driving

Eco-driving programs promote smarter, more fuel-efficient driving behaviors. The New York State Department of Transportation, for example, increases awareness about eco-driving with the Drive Green, Save Green program. Included in the program are estimated fuel costs, tips for efficient driving, and guidance on maintaining a vehicle for peak performance.

Fleet managers and drivers can improve the efficiency of their vehicles, conserve fuel, save money, and reduce emissions through simple changes in driving behaviors. Analysis by Oak Ridge National Laboratory shows that aggressive driving behavior, characterized by speeding and rapid acceleration and breaking, can lower fuel economy by 15%–30% at highway speeds and 10%–40% in stop-and-go traffic.

Strategies for Fleet Managers 

Learn about strategies for vehicle fleet managers to conserve fuel.

Techniques for Drivers 

Find techniques for fleet drivers to conserve fuel.