Analysis of data from 15,000 idle vehicles in 2018 shows idling incidents can be attributed to the particularly harsh winter and a record-breaking hot summer.
For example, on the hottest day of the year in 2018 was July 26, when temperatures reached 35.3C in Kent. Airmax Remote’s analysis of its telematics data revealed that there were more than 10,000 incidents of idling problem, no doubt as a result of the extreme temperature and drivers using air-con when stationery to keep cool.
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Similarly, when the temperature fell to -11.7 °C at South Farnborough on February 28, there were more than 15,000 incidents of idling problem as drivers used climate control an effort to keep warm.
findings help support the idea that idling and wider issues of driver behavior can be addressed by fleet managers if they have the right tools.
source: Fleet news