Helping You Monitor Your Resources Efficiently
One of the largest costs involved in management of a fleet of vehicles is fuel, apart from the wages paid to drivers and the cost of purchasing the vehicle. Additionally, it is one cost which seems to be the least under your control as a fleet manager. Fuel prices rarely go down, but when they do, it is indeed a time of celebration for the fleet managers. When the prices of fuel hike up, there is a requirement to spend a higher amount to keep the fleet of vehicles on the road. Managers are forced to cut costs at other places because of the squeeze in the profit margins. However, does it not sound more feasible to use less fuel? Without cutting back on costs at other places, you can look for opportunities to save on fuel itself.
Fuel Management Systems with GPS Tracker
Vehicle efficiency and driver behavior can be easily tracked using GPS devices in vehicles. This enables the fleet managers gain insightful data about the same. Analysis of the recorded data regarding the driver’s behavior and vehicle efficiency can help the fleet managers create a profile of fuel efficiency characteristic to particular driver/ vehicle pairs. The main motive behind all this effort and analysis of data as well as facts is to pin down opportunities for cutting down on fuel consumption.
Intuitively, fleet managers are always aware of the wasted fuel and inefficiencies persistent in their fleet. Uncovering what is exactly causing these inefficiencies and where these are happening is made possible with the GPS tracking software. You can actually notice a dramatic effect in the form of reduced costs by acting on the fuel saving opportunities, depending on the fleet size, and even cover up the cost of setting up and operating the GPS tracking systems. Here are a few saving opportunities by fuel management which can be uncovered with the help of GPS tracking.
1. Efficiency Tracking via average MPG
You can quickly identify the vehicles and drivers which are least efficient by tracking the miles driven per gallon of fuel (MPG). Maintenance is necessary for the less efficient vehicles. Reduction in efficiency can be caused due to various factors including tire pressure, issues with fuel pumps, or numerous other problems. This may be leading to faster burning of fuel. Retraining is necessary for the drivers who show the least efficiency. Efficient driving behavior and best practices must be taught to them. Though punishment for inefficiency is not a good option, you can always reward the most efficient drivers.
2. Reduce Idle Time
When left idle, most vehicles burn a lot of unnecessary fuel. Though it may not be significant when we consider a single vehicle, when multiplied over years and across the fleet, it causes a significant cost. Managers can track and manage the time every vehicle spends idle. Reduction of average daily idle time can be incentivized and maximum idling thresholds can be set for vehicles.
3. Restricted to Business Use Only
You can also cut down on fuel consumption by verifying that the vehicles are only being used for the business/ task they are approved for. If the vehicles are used by drivers for unapproved tasks, the managers can instantly catch the same.
Computed Fuel Tracking
With modern technology, without any modifications or fuel tank drilling, you can take advantage of computed fuel tracking. The vehicles with be fitted with an equipment to provide you accurate information about fuel refill and drop. This information is provided in the form of volumes and relative percentage along with per trip consumption details. The equipment can efficiently help you manage and analyze fuel consumption of your fleet, accurately.
Fuel Tracking with Digital Level Sensors
It is indeed a tedious job to monitor and manage fuel for your entire fleet, especially for big companies. We bring to you a way to monitor the same more easily and efficiently. Real time fuel data will help to calculate fuel consumption efficiency, idling consumptions and hence take measures to reduce inefficiencies in the process. You will receive reports for each vehicle and can hence; also decide when to send them for maintenance. In depth analysis can help you reduce costs significantly on fuel.
If this has sparked your interest and you wish to find an effective way to reduce your fuel costs, contact us today. We, at etrack help you manage your fleet with cutting edge technology and are happy to help!