Companies that rely on vehicle fleets are more susceptible to rising fuel prices than most businesses. Not only do they have multiple vehicles that rely on gasoline or diesel fuel to service their customers, they have an entire staff of drivers, and the responsibility to see that those drivers are making the most efficient use of their vehicles and their time. Without close supervision and sophisticated monitoring systems to control these factors, they are in danger of losing serious amounts of profits due to these unmanaged costs. |
Almost everything monitored by GPS vehicle tracking can work to help reduce fuel costs. Speeding is a huge factor in high fuel usage. Maintaining proper speeds can significantly reduce the amount of fuel used by your trucks. Many vehicle tracking solutions provide speed information and alert you when vehicles exceed set speed thresholds.
Excessive idling can contribute to high fuel costs for many businesses. When drivers unproductively waste fuel by using their vehicles as climate control, you lose money from your bottom line. GPS tracking can help reduce idling times by alerting you when vehicles idle longer than a preset duration so you can take corrective action.
With some fleet tracking systems, you have the ability to integrate your fuel cards with the software. With powerful reporting tools and real-time data, you will have total control over your fuel spend. You will get precise fueling information for your fleet overall, as well as individual fuel usage from a specific vehicle. This allows you to easily pinpoint any fuel wasting practices or outright fuel theft. Reliable fuel transaction information allows you to track accurate miles per gallon, pinpoint the direct cause of high fuel consumption, eliminate fuel leakage, enforce fuel-saving driving habits, ensure your vehicles run efficiently, and ultimately reduce your overall fuel costs.
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