10 Ways to Reduce Fuel Costs with Fleet Management System (Part 1)

10 Ways to Reduce Fuel Costs With Fleet Management System (Part 1)

Almost every Fleet Manager is facing an issue of how to optimize fuel usage and in this way to cut operations costs. However, it is almost impossible without a proper Fleet Management system that records the patterns of driver behavior. Below you can find 10 tips that will help your company to reduce fuel costs

Longer Service Life in Fleet Management
  1. It is possible to waste fuel and save less than 3 minutes per hour driving, but can result in using 40 percent more fuel. That is not going to help your fuel savings or help your on-time delivery. Teach your drivers to take it easy.
FleetManager_Fuel-Consumption

Monitor your fleet’s fuel consumption in FleetManager Web. Add data manually every time the driver refills the fuel and it will automatically calculate statistics based on Vehicle Odometer current value. In this way, you can control the usage of fuel for your vehicles.

FleetManager_Refills-Graph

You can observe your fuel refill and consumption information while using a graph view.

2. Speeding is dangerous, wastes fuel and creates higher levels of toxic emissions. Speeds over 60 mph drastically impact fuel efficiencies. Trucks travelling at 75 mph use 50 percent more fuel and they also emit twice the carbon monoxide, 50 percent more hydrocarbons and 31 percent more nitrogen oxides.

Green Fleet Initiatives
FleetManager_ECO-Driver-Report

ECO Driver Report in FleetManager Web. Monitor dangerous events such as harsh braking, acceleration, sudden turning and over speeding performed by your driver. Also, filter the reports according to the date.

FleetManager_Score-Board

In ECO Driver Report you can access the data about dangerous events performed by all your vehicles.

Speeding report

In addition to ECO Report, you can access monthly Speeding report per Driver. Using this report you can find out about all speeding offenses committed by the driver on the specific date, time and address. Also, you can check the duration of the offense.

Be aware of the time truck engines idle.

3. Be aware of the time truck engines idle. Excessive idling adds to your fleet fuel costs by as much as 50 percent and can shorten the life of engine oil by 75 percent, adding more costs. Initiate a campaign to reduce idling time and reward participants. Allowing an engine to idle more than 3 minutes harms efficiency, shortens engine life and increases maintenance costs.

Allowing an engine to idle more than 3 minutes harms efficiency, shortens engine life and increases maintenance costs.

Event Rules feature in Fleet Manager allows you to create different events such speeding, engine idling, geofence alert, engine-on.

4. Extra weight places unnecessary strain on your vehicle’s engine and greatly affects its fuel efficiency. By removing as little as 100 pounds you can significantly improve your miles per gallon.

improve your miles per gallon.
Proper tire inflation improves fuel mileage

5. Proper tire inflation improves fuel mileage. Statistics show improperly inflated tires can cost up to 2 weeks worth of fuel per year! In addition proper inflation results in improved vehicle and braking performance, and increases tire life.

Read the second part of the article here.