Educate your fleet management team and train your drivers. Successful fuel management starts with drivers. Proper training can improve fuel efficiency; reduce fuel expenses and increase fleet safety.
Use a gps fleet tracking system to lower fuel costs and increase productivity. Look for a telematics enabled gps fleet tracking system that monitors overaly, vehicle performance, tracks fuel waste due to idling, sends speeding alerts, plus much more. Ag system identifies critical areas to improve efficiency and reduce fleet fuel costs and emissions.
Implement advanced mobile asset management technology. You can measure and manage a fleet better when you have the right information. Tracking miles traveled, average speed and engine efficiency is critical to cutting fuel costs. Mapping software and a system will eliminate unnecessary miles. Less time on the road means less fuel consumed, less wear on vehicles, decreased expenditures and overall increased productivity.
Keep the load as light as possible. Excess weight places unnecessary strain on a vehicle’s engine and greatly affects its fuel efficiency. If possible, upgrade to more fuel-efficient vehicles. Use the lightest, most fuel efficient vehicle for the job. Don’t use the company van when you can use a smaller sedan that gets better gas mileage.
Get vehicles tuned up on a regular basis. Have a well-managed maintenance policy in place. A well-maintained vehicle performs better, improves, and reduces toxic emissions. In the long run, well maintained fleet vehicles cost less to operate. Routinely check tire pressure inflation. Proper tire inflation not only increases fuel efficiency, it can improve vehicle and braking performance, and extends tire life.