Transportation

A mobile industry working in isolated areas needs to consider all means to lessen emissions and find new ways to move people and equipment.
  • Plan to take only the trucks and technical equipment needed for the day to location
  • Develop environmentally responsible leasing/rental practices for vehicles to include fuel efficiency and maintenance practices
  • Use alternative fuel vehicles, e.g. hybrids, electric, ethanol or bio diesel
  • Purchase the cleanest fuel available
  • Maintain appropriate tire pressure
  • Monitor fuel efficiency by tracking mileage and fuel consumption
  • Investigate ways of reducing unnecessary travel, such as teleconferencing (video chat or audio)
  • Encourage above the line talent to share trailers in order to be eco-friendly
  • Raise crew awareness of fuel-efficient driving
  • Drive smoothly without harsh acceleration; speeding off the mark can use up to 60% more fuel
  • Change gears efficiently – changing gears at 1500 to 2500 rpm can save up to 15% on fuel
  • Don’t rev the engine unnecessarily – this wastes fuel and increases emissions
  • Keep speeds down to optimise fuel consumption
  • Avoid unnecessary idling. Turn off your engine when stuck in traffic. In the City of Vancouver it is illegal to idle vehicles for extended periods of time
  • Concentrate, look ahead and anticipate road conditions and other people’s actions. This reduces the need for hard braking and acceleration
  • Avoid short journeys and only make essential car journeys. Walking or public transit are always options
  • Short journeys on a cold engine use up twice as much fuel as a warm engine, producing more emissions
  • Plan journeys to avoid peak periods, roadwork, and getting lost – Creative BC provides links to Road Ahead and the Province’s Highways department
  • Air conditioning increases fuel consumption by up to 2 litres per 100 km
  • Provide incentives for crew members to car pool