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As a fleet owner, your day-to-day costs can quickly add up. Particularly when hidden and unnecessary costs are hurting your bottom line.
The amount of fuel wasted, how efficiently your staff drive, overpaying wages and how you keep track of it all, can make a huge difference when it comes to your ongoing expenses.
When you’re incredibly busy with on-site jobs and managing other areas of your business, it can be hard to identify what things aren’t as cost effective as they could be.
This series of blogs will look at how you can get a grip on such expenses and highlights nine surprising ways to lower your operating costs that you may not have even considered.
Secret 2: You don’t have to pay for wasted fuel
Do your drivers use your company vehicle and your company fuel to run personal errands after hours? How much company fuel are your staff using for on personal trips? And how much wear and tear are they adding to your vehicle?
Think about this… Your employee takes your company vehicle home every night and at weekends. They’re home one evening and need to run some errands. Your company vehicle and their personal vehicle are both sitting on the driveway. Which vehicle would you rather they use?
If a staff member has a company car and personal car sitting in the driveway after hours, it can be all-too-easy to choose the company vehicle for an outing instead of their own. As a fleet owner, fuel can be an enormous and ever fluctuating cost, one that’s hard to control let alone predict.
Without GPS tracking in each of your vehicles, there’s simply no way for you to know for sure if a driver is using your company vehicle after hours – or even over a weekend while you’re paying for the fuel.
You can read the rest of our 9 Secrets in our eBook.