Some tips to help cut down on your operational costs.
Fuel costs are rising across North America, and while always a concern for fleet managers, gas prices are something that need to be continually reviewed and optimized.
In fact some experts estimate that fuel prices account for up to 60% of a fleet’s total operating cost.
Given the need to best utilize fuel fleet managers need as many tools and tips as possible to help them against higher costs.
Here are some fuel management tips you can use as well:
1 – Minimize engine idling
Is your vehicle going to be stationary for more than 10 seconds? Turn it off and restart when ready to save gas.
2 – Curb aggressive driving
Some studies have shown that aggressive driving, like excessive speeding and harsh braking, can increase fuel usage by as much as 31%.
3 – Utilize telemetry tools to track fuel trends
GPS to GO offers telemetry services with Geotab that allows fleet manager a wide variety of data review and reporting tools to make your job easier.
4 – Optimize your routes
Better planning leads to better use. Utilizing a route optimization tool like the one offered by Geotab can not only save fuel but also save time.
5 – Stay Inflated
Tire pressure is an often overlooked culprit in wasted fuel. Make sure your tires are regularly checked and inflated properly.
6 – Maintain Maintenance
Regular vehicle maintenance can go a long way to improving your fuel economy. The key is to make sure you are checking vehicles regularly. Tools like Geotab can help identify problems before they become serious, so its important to make maintenance a regular task.
7 – Consider Using Electric Vehicles
Electric vehicles have come a long way and more companies are considering EVs where and when appropriate. Given that they require less maintenance EVs might make an attractive option for use with your fleet of vehicles.
A combination of strategies and tools will help you manage and improve your fuel economy. If you would like to learn more about how GPS to GO can help you manage fuel costs, schedule a time to speak with our team today!