#1 - Reduce idling time
You might not notice, or overly care, how much idling can affect the fuel economy on your personal vehicle, but think about a fleet of even a few vehicles—every second of idling time translates to fuel costs, and simply has to be avoided! With a proper fleet management system you can get alerts on idling and let your drivers know that this practice should be avoided. They also might think, as individuals, that it’s not a big deal to leave the vehicle running for a few minutes, but collectively it significantly impacts on overall fuel consumption.
#2 - Reduce out-of-route mileage
Do you plan your drivers’ routes appropriately? Are your drivers making any diversions when they travel? If you eliminate all unnecessary mileage you will surely notice the benefits in terms of fuel expenses. A complete fleet management solution would be your ideal companion in achieving this objective. With the driving history facility you will be able to identify the most effective route for your drivers, and prevent vehicle misuse.
#3 - Locate nearest vehicle option
If you need to send one of your drivers to a place and want to do it in a way that does not have an impact on your overall fuel consumption, how is it achieved? You could of course spend some time calling your drivers to check their position… or you could use this convenient software option in order to quickly assess which driver is best to send according to their geographical proximity.
#4 - Driving style monitoring
Safe driving does not only help fuel economy, it has a dramatic impact on it! If you are able to monitor the driving style of your team and detect dangerous driving habits such as harsh braking, speeding and rapid acceleration, thanks to a fleet management system, you will then be able to correct your driver’s style, not only making it safer but you will also notice the drop in fuel costs.