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.
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