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Fleet Management Tools Help You Reduce Fuel Costs

By Verizon Connect October 24, 2022

The speed at which electric vehicles are hitting the road is happening faster than many imagined. However, that doesn’t mean gasoline-powered vehicles are going away anytime soon. To continue to reduce pollution from gas-powered vehicles, a new set of federal regulations will now require more stringent standards starting with model year 2027. 

A GPS vehicle tracking solution can help you save money on fuel. 

Recent events like the Russia-Ukraine War continue to impact fuel prices. At the end of March 2022, the Biden Administration acted to lower gas prices across the U.S. to offer some relief, and there are measures companies can take to reduce costs even further.  

  • With a GPS vehicle tracking solution you can view idle time per vehicle, fleet-wide idle time averages, and more.

  • By using fleet management tools to monitor performance, you can track your fleet’s idle time percentage and educate drivers about the importance of reducing idle times.

Download the 5 ways to reduce fuel costs eBook for more tips on increasing fleet fuel efficiency and how to save money on fuel.  

Comprehensive reports identify gas guzzlers

Reducing how much fuel your trucks burn can help you save money. Fleet management tools, like a GPS fleet vehicle tracking solution, can allow you to see the approximate amount of fuel used by each vehicle in gallons or dollars. Then you can take actions to drive down fuel usage, such as engine tune-ups or coaching drivers to reduce speed. You can also help reduce instances of fraud by reconciling fuel card expenditures with fuel consumption. 

Improved maps offer better routing. 

GPS vehicle tracking solutions can help you:

  • Plan more efficient routes by giving you access to maps that show the location and destination of every vehicle in your fleet. 
  • Access driver and vehicle information through actionable icons while monitoring unpredictable events like traffic and weather.  
  • View area topography, building footprints and vehicle clusters. 
  • Save favorite map views and customize map colors.

Leveraging this information can help you improve fleet efficiencies, like sending the closest vehicle via the most direct route to provide your customers with faster service.

Understanding driver behavior to improve fuel economy

Manager and Driver mobile apps and the Driver Behavior dashboard help promote safety and accountability.

Aggressive driving behaviors like speeding can reduce gas mileage by 33 percent at highway speeds and five percent at city speeds, according to FuelEconomy.gov, a federal website dedicated to fuel economy.1 GPS vehicle tracking solution helps you track driver behavior, promotes safety to mitigate costly risks to the organization and helps drivers stay accountable for supporting fleet and organizational goals.

1 https://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/driveHabits.jsp

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Tags: Cost control, Dispatching & Scheduling, Productivity & Efficiency

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