Efficient Driving Behaviors to Conserve Fuel


Eco-driving programs promote smarter, more fuel-efficient driving behaviors. The North Carolina Department of Transportation, for example, increases awareness about eco-driving with the Drive Green, Save Green program. In addition, a nation-wide eco-driving program used by the U.S. Postal Service helped the agency save $11.7 million in fuel costs.

Fleet managers and drivers can improve the efficiency of their vehicles, conserve fuel, save money, and reduce emissions through simple changes in driving behaviors. Research by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory shows that by improving driving behavior, vehicle fuel use can be reduced by 5%–10%. Savings can be up to 20% for aggressive drivers.

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.