Why are my fuel costs so expensive? GPS Fleet Management can help!

With the cost of fuel continuing to rise this spring, it is critical for businesses with a fleet of vehicles to conserve fuel. You cannot control the price of fuel, however, you can control how much and how that fuel is consumed. One of the most efficient and cost productive ways to conserve fuel is to utilize a GPS Fleet Management System. You can educate your drivers as much as you want. But until you know they are using the education provided, you cannot be sure they are doing everything they can to help conserve fuel. A GPS Fleet Tracking System will provide you with all the tools you need to confirm your drivers are doing everything they can to conserve fuel. There are several ways our system can help control your fuel consumption: Employees that are not monitored tend to find “legitimate” reasons to drive your vehicle and burn your fuel instead of theirs. One way is to go to the store, or pay a bill, or do something important “on the way home”. If you do not monitor through GPS Fleet Tracking how do you know when they are using your truck for their personal use? With GPS Fleet Tracking you can monitor their movements 24/7/365. Our Fleet Tracking system will alert you of “After Hours” & Weekend usage when it happens so you can stop it then and “nip it in the bud”! The weather is starting to get warmer and we all know what that means, hotter trucks. Why do you think the technicians have no problem allowing your truck to idle with the AC on while they are completing a call or even doing paperwork in the truck after the [...]

By | March 18th, 2011|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why are my fuel costs so expensive? GPS Fleet Management can help!

What do you think about GPS Fleet Management Systems?

I have found that most people have differing opinions concerning GPS Fleet Tracking Solutions. The general consensus usually is: I trust my men and I am sure they would never hurt me or my business. They have been with me for 20 years why would I want to track them? Well it really isn’t so much about trusting your men. Sure you trust them enough to drive your vehicle to the job every day and in some cases drive it home at night. You trust them to do the work right according to the instructions you give to them, and complete the job. The question really is this: Do you trust them with YOUR money? Remember we said that most guys are good technicians and good guys in general, but they have bad habits that cost you the business owner money? In my 12 years of experience I have seen it become HUGE amounts of money; that you the business owner will never have a chance to possess. Mainly, because you don’t know anything about it and therefore can’t stop it from happening, unless you have a way to keep up with everything the driver of that vehicle does. I guess you are wondering now “what kind of bad habits can cost that much money”. Well let me just share just one of the things I have witnessed. Think about your best technician that completes more calls day in and day out, week in and week out than all of the other technicians. This is the guy that owners would trust the most because he is “billing more than everyone else”. Let me share a story about just such a technician. We were tracking several [...]

By | March 17th, 2011|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What do you think about GPS Fleet Management Systems?

Reduce Fuel Costs with Fleet GPS Tracking

As fuel costs continue to rise, business owners and fleet managers seek cost-effective ways to manage this unavoidable expense. GPS fleet tracking technology can be one of the most cost effective means to manage fuel consumption. Here are five ways GPS fleet management technology can help you reduce your fleet’s fuel costs:  1. Minimize engine idle time Over the course of a day, the engine in fleet vehicles will idle for hours burning fuel. 2. Monitor speeds When a vehicle is dispatched to a service call or delivery, they are to get there as fast as possible. Drivers hustle to the assigned destination, often exceeding posted speed limits along the way.  3. Optimize routing GPS vehicle tracking devices support routing and work scheduling either as stand-alone applications or through integrations with third-party routing applications via standard Web-based APIs. 4. Proactive vehicle maintenance Properly maintained engines operate more efficiently than neglected engines, saving money and fuel expense for fleet operators. 5. Eliminating After Hours/Weekend Use Email or text alerts are sent to the manager when a vehicle is used during off hours. Fuel Saving Facts: Speeding - You can assume that each 5 mph you drive over 60 mph is like paying an additional $0.24 per gallon for gas.  Aggressive driving (speeding, rapid acceleration and braking) wastes gas. It can lower your gas mileage by 33 percent at highway speeds and by 5 percent around town. Sensible driving is also safer for you and others, so you may save more than gas money. http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/driveHabits.shtml To receive more detailed information on how to Reduce Fuel Costs with Fleet GPS Tracking and read real testimonials on how businesses reduced their fuel costs - click here! Do you have [...]

By | March 17th, 2011|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Reduce Fuel Costs with Fleet GPS Tracking