Educate your fleet management team and train your drivers. Successful fuel management starts with the drivers. Proper training can improve fuel efficiency; reduce fuel costs and increase fleet safety.
Use a gps fleet tracking system to reduce fuel costs and increase productivity. Look for a telematics-enabled GPS fleet tracking system that monitors overall vehicle performance, tracks fuel waste due to idling, sends speeding alerts, and much more. Ag system identifies critical areas to improve efficiency and reduce fuel costs and fleet emissions.
Implement advanced mobile asset management technology. You can measure and manage a fleet better when you have the right information. Tracking miles driven, average speed, and engine efficiency is critical to lowering fuel costs. Mapping software and a system will eliminate unnecessary miles. Less time on the road means less fuel consumed, less wear and tear on vehicles, lower expenses and higher overall productivity.
Keep the load as light as possible. Excess weight puts 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.
Service vehicles regularly. Have a well-managed maintenance policy. 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 inflation pressure. Proper tire inflation not only increases fuel efficiency, but can also improve vehicle and brake performance, and extend tire life.