Fuel is one of a fleet operation’s largest expenses. While the cost of fuel is largely out of an operation’s control, there are measures fleets can take to reduce how much fuel they are using.
Find out how processes that include: tracking routes, keeping up with maintenance, measuring tire pressure and monitoring driver behaviors can help fleets reduce fuel costs.
Telematics gives fleet operations more insight into vehicle location and routes. Operations can follow a vehicle’s route to ensure it is staying on its assigned path and is not being used for personal reasons. Operations can also look at the vehicle’s location and reroute it if there is congestion ahead. This will help reduce idling and wasted fuel.
Monitor Driver Behaviors
Driver behaviors can impact fuel usage. Tendencies like idling the vehicle for prolonged times, quickly accelerating and speeding can result in wasted fuel. Using telematics, fleet operations can monitor driver behaviors to watch for these negative habits. Not only do those techniques cause an increase in fuel costs, they are also unsafe and should be corrected.
Monitoring these behaviors allows fleets to instruct drivers on what they need to change. Operations can help drivers track their progress through initiatives like driver scorecards and incentive programs for safe and fuel-saving behaviors.