Derive Systems has announced the extension of its relationship with ARS Rescue Rooter, a leading brand of American Residential Services LLC, with more than 69 locations in 24 states nationwide. ARS has trusted Derive since 2013 to support 3,500 fleet vehicles to positively reduce CO2 emissions and fuel consumption through engine calibration optimization.
A single deployment of Derive VQ Efficiency on an individual ARS vehicle removes approximately 1,990 lbs. (0.9 Metric Tons) of CO2 emissions annually. When applied to their entire fleet of 3,500 vans, the resulting impact will be eliminating approximately 6.9 million lbs. of CO2 emissions per year (3,166 Metric Ton). This is the equivalent of removing the emissions impact of 210 vans from the road. Over the past eight years, the ARS and Derive Systems partnership has removed approximately 55 million lbs. of C02 emissions from the environment.
The VQ platform’s core purpose is to deliver advanced mobility solutions to decrease fleet vehicles’ carbon emissions. Derive’s combination of automotive fleet expertise and cutting-edge software technology helps clients achieve lasting sustainability results. On average, the Derive VQ Efficiency solution generates between 6% to 10% immediate fuel savings per vehicle while simultaneously implementing speed thresholds on the engine itself.
“ARS focuses on our people and the environment. We chose technology from Derive to promote vehicle safety while reducing our environmental impact,” said Kevin O’Donnell, director of purchasing and fleet at ARS.
Since 2010, Derive Systems has been dedicated to revolutionizing fleet management’s sustainability and safety with more than two million software installations. Derive Systems offers a scalable fleet management software platform that allows fleet managers to tailor their vehicles for the best performance. Derive’s VQ platform calibrates engines for better fuel efficiency, provides enhanced telematics for more significant savings, and shifts safety compliance from the driver to the vehicle.
“We are excited to continue our partnership with ARS to support their safety and fuel efficiency goals,” stated Derive Systems Chief Executive Officer John Oechsle. “Third-party analysis on ARS’s deployment of Derive VQ has shown over a 6 percent reduction in their fleet fuel consumption, which makes a huge impact on our environment.”