Fleet managers carry diverse responsibilities, from keeping costs down, to optimizing productivity, and keeping drivers safe. Fleet managers also face continued public and regulatory pressure to reduce fuel consumption, emissions, and congestion. Shell Fleet Solutions is expanding its product and service offering to help meet the evolving business needs and sustainability ambitions of fleet customers.

Shell Fleet Solutions may be best known as a fuel card supplier and a partner in fuel management. As part of its portfolio, Shell Fleet Solutions offers the Shell Fleet Navigator and Shell Fleet Plus cards, which provide many benefits including discounts on fuel, car washes and vehicle maintenance; access to more than 1,350 Shell and Shell Flying J locations across Canada; the ability to manage fuel cards instantly, online, 24/7; round-the-clock customer support and fraud protection; among others.

Now, Shell Fleet Solutions is proud to offer Shell Telematics and the Drive Carbon Neutral program, helping customers to reduce their carbon footprint while also providing business benefits. Shell Telematics provides all the insight  needed to help get the best out of any fleet and also make more sustainable choices. By combining the Shell card and vehicle data, this end-to-end solution makes it simple to do everything from choosing fuel-efficient routes, to monitoring driver behaviour, to spotting fuel fraud.

Customers can choose the package of features that will work best for their business, so no matter the size or type of  fleet, Shell Telematics is an easy, cost-effective way to make better-informed decisions to help bring down  total cost of ownership while also supporting sustainability efforts. As an example, with Shell Telematics, users can track the location and movement of vehicles with satellite map view, Google Street View and near- or real-time traffic information. This means that drivers are able to choose more fuel-efficient routes, helping to reduce carbon emissions, while also providing the business benefit of optimizing delivery times. 

Shell Telematics can also help to reveal poor driving behaviours such as idling, speeding, and harsh braking. With this information, fleet managers can help to correct these behaviours, cutting back on emissions, and at the same time, keeping drivers safe, reducing accidents, and lowering costs.* Everything is managed through a user-friendly portal and app, which means that fleet managers will have complete visibility into their fleets’ real-time and historical activity 24/7.

While Telematics can help customers to reduce emissions, the Drive Carbon Neutral program helps customers offset unavoidable carbon emissions in a simple and cost-effective way.  By signing-up at shell.ca/co2neutralfleet, fleets can drive carbon neutral, by using the Shell Fleet Navigator or Shell Fleet Plus card at Shell locations across Canada. Shell takes care of the rest, offsetting customers' fleet's unavoidable carbon emissions through the purchase of carbon credits from a portfolio of carefully chosen nature-based projects – such as forest developments or grassland preservation projects – that capture and store carbon from the atmosphere. Through this process, users will support the protection and restoration of forests that absorb carbon to effectively reduce their environmental impact. Shell works with numerous carefully selected nature-based projects globally that help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while improving the livelihoods of local communities and preserving biodiversity and wildlife. No extra work is needed. Shell automatically calculates the lifecycle carbon emissions and offsets, with charges automatically applied to users accounts.

Choosing to Drive Carbon Neutral can benefit fleets in many ways.   A company can demonstrate corporate leadership; champion sustainable business practices; meet increasing environmental performance expectations from stakeholders, including customers and employees; meet carbon emission commitments; and create long-term sustainable value for the business.

In an industry that’s constantly evolving, Shell Fleet Solutions is here to help businesses achieve their goals, whether it's to discover smarter ways of working,  improve security, maximize efficiency, increase savings, or to make more sustainable choices. Wherever business needs to go, Shell Fleet Solutions is helping find new and better ways to help get there. For more information, visit shell.ca/fleetsolutions. 

* Source: Benefits After Effective Deployment of Fleet Management System. Frost & Sullivan. 2015. Actual emissions reduction will vary depending upon vehicle type and existing driving behaviours, including idling times, speeding, etc. versus improvements.

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