Wednesday, April 7, 2010

That's Clever- Using Data to Save Money and Improve Sustainability

UPS is using technology and advanced analytics to save millions of dollars and up to 1.4 million gallons of fuel each year while making their drivers safer. The trucks are outfitted with special telematics technology that gathers and sends data to a central database. Using advanced analytics, the data is analyzed resulting in a highly efficient fleet of trucks. The system can uncover defective parts that need replacement or repair, identify opportunities for cost savings, and support safe driver practices by monitoring seat belt usage and frequency of trucks being put in reverse. In terms of sustainability, the telematics system has helped UPS to reduce idling in the trucks thus cutting back on emissions and fuel consumption.

(Submitted by Judi Carithers)

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