10 Ways to Reduce Fuel Costs with Fleet Management System (Part 2)

10 Ways to Reduce Fuel Costs With Fleet Management System (Part 2)

Read the first part of the article here.

  1. Whenever possible, invest in modern, fuel-efficient vehicles. Modern diesel engines are far more fuel-efficient and perform better with modern diesel fuels such as ultra low sulfur diesel, biodiesel and diesel fuel additives. Though it may seem expensive, new diesel vehicles can save thousands of dollars in maintenance, fueling and productivity per vehicle. Replace and upgrade your equipment regularly.
Longer Service Life in Fleet Management
You can measure and your fleet management program

2. You can’t improve what you don’t measure. You can measure and your fleet management program better when you have the right information. Tracking miles traveled, average speed and engine efficiency is critical to cutting fueling costs. This information will help your drivers and managers optimize routes with better planning. Mapping software and GPS will eliminate thousands of unnecessary miles per week.

3. Does your company have a solid preventive maintenance program? Many companies “fix it when it breaks.” A well-maintained vehicle performs better, improves fleet fuel efficiency, reduces toxic emissions and, in the long run, will cost less to maintain.

A well-maintained vehicle performs better
Vehicle Maintenance Status

Maintenance feature in FleetManager Web. This feature keeps track of your Vehicles when due for service based on Engine Hours – engine ON runtime, Odometer – total distance traveled by the Vehicle, Time – such as Road Tax renewal. You can see their current maintenance status in the application and create notifications when vehicles are due for service.

Email Alert of Vehicle Maintenance Schedule

Every time your vehicle’s maintenance time is approaching receive reminders via emails and mobile notifications in your FleetManager Mobile.

control fuel consumption each time they fire up their engines, and proper training can improve fuel efficiency, economy and emissions

4. It starts with the people who have their foot on the gas pedal. Your drivers can control fuel consumption each time they fire up their engines, and proper training can improve fuel efficiency, economy and emissions. Hard acceleration, speeding and idling are the biggest causes of fuel waste. Initiate a training course for drivers and reward participation.

5. Have a fleet manager or an outside fuel management company that are experts in diesel fuel prices, fleet management services, fuel cards, diesel fuel additives, fuel cards, mobile fueling and have relationships with fueling companies. When you can have an expert on your staff with fueling knowledge, your company will see more fuel savings through any of the methods above or with fleet credit card to provide fleet management solutions.

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Until next time, go start your fuel savings by following these tips. You also might want to consider a better fleet card, diesel fuel additive, shop for lower diesel fuel prices. And you can’t go wrong with a good fuel management system.