ShuttleID and Pinpointers release fuel saving guide

ShuttleID, the school bus pass and ticketing platform, has collaborated with Pinpointers vehicle tracking to release a free guide helping school service operators save fuel with technology.

Following a successful partnership on their Bus Open Data package, the technology companies have again joined forces to explore how use of their products can help transport operators maximise their fuel usage.

The guide provides helpful tips on ways transport operators can use technology to become more efficient, which not only affects traditional fuel powered vehicles but also electric vehicles given the recent increase in energy tariffs.

ShuttleID director, Chris Bell, said: “Data is such a powerful tool for transport operators. Our experience is that when operators can see data that was previously hidden or difficult to access, they are informed to make better decisions and forecasts, which helps protect their margins.”

Jon Pope, Pinpointers sales director, added: “If you already have a tracking system, or are now considering getting one, one of the most important questions you should be asking right now is whether it is 100% accurate in reporting unnecessary engine idling, which continues to be the highest cause of wasted fuel across the industry. Pinpointers has implemented a two stage test to ensure you are correctly informed about actual engine idling, and when coupled with driver behaviour data gives you the best chance to reduce fuel usage.”

  • The free guide is available on the ShuttleID website here.

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