CASE STUDIES

Florida law enforcement fleet sees significant fuel savings and reduces their carbon footprint with Derive’s software upgrades.

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On average, police vehicles idle up to 65% in a 12-hour shift.
Port St. Lucie’s fleet exceeded this, idling 76% in each shift. Consequently, the department’s unnecessary fuel usage during idle was higher than normal. With this problem in mind, their Police Chief John Bolduc approached Derive with the following goals: Gain significant fuel cost savings by reducing idle fuel consumption without impacting the fleet’s performance, and Maintain their strict emission standards.
Actions

ACTIONS

Port St. Lucie started with a pilot to test the software upgrades.

Derive installed its technology in a sample set of the fleet that included sedans, SUVs and a K-9 unit. As part of the validation Derive established a baseline, then used that data to create a refined solution.

Results

After two months, Port St. Lucie’s PD fleet saw a meaningful reduction in the amount of fuel consumption.

$40 Per vehicle per month in fuel savings
12% Reduction in fuel costs
11% Reduction in Fuel Spend
200 lb. Reduction in carbon emissions
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The results were so compelling that Port St. Lucie Police Department installed Derive software in an additional 77 vehicles and plans to install it in their entire 300-vehicle fleet.
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Port St. Lucie Police Department
A lot of our officers don't even know it's in their car. They just get in and know it performs better. Installation process is simple: it takes 15-20 minutes to do. You just read the screen and install it. It's simple and good to go.
Billy May|Police Administrator
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