As fuel costs continue to rise, organizations are faced with an increase in annual costs per vehicle, making it essential to have solutions in place to reduce fuel consumption. For many businesses, fuel costs can be as high as 10 to 15 percent of total operating costs. Fleet managers understand the importance of controlling a fleet’s fuel costs and are turning to fleet management solutions to measure consumption and driver performance.
Real-time information about driver behavior enables fleets to reduce speeding, hard braking and rapid acceleration. Reducing this type of aggressive driving can lower gas mileage by 33 percent on the highway and by 5 percent in the city. Automatic alerts for required maintenance can also ensure that your fleet is running at its peak. Regular servicing of the engine and tires can have a big impact on gas mileage. In fact, replacing a clogged air filter can improve gas mileage by as much as 10 percent. Additionally, strategic route planning and solutions such as GPS tracking and turn-by-turn directions further reduce fuel consumption and improve overall operations and customer service.