GPS trackers: Minimize fuel costs
It should be no surprised that fuel is a top priority for fleets everywhere. There isn’t much a fleet company could do without fuel. The trouble is when one thinks gas prices will drop in the fall, there is no guarantee on the fluctuation. One thing is for certain and that is that there are ways that GPS trackers can help save fleet businesses money on fuel. Minimizing fuel costs is a great way to put some capital to use elsewhere for a fleet business. Today, we are revealing 3 ways that GPS trackers can be utilized to take advantage of these fall fuel saving tips.
1.) Plan Routes: GPS trackers provide dispatchers with the opportunity to give turn-by-turn directions to drivers. To put it quite simple, taking the shortest, quickest path to job-sites cuts down on mileage driven. Every mile adds up to more fuel savings!
2.) Decrease Idling: Warming up trucks or idling takes longer than a few minutes. Over time this takes a toll on the engine causing it to degrade. The truth is that driving the vehicle heats it up faster. In case there are drivers unwilling to comply, GPS trackers monitor idle times to help manages cut back on this unnecessary fuel burning practice.
3.) Reduce Speeding: Not only does speeding put drivers at risk for tickets and/or accidents, but it also makes the engine operate inefficiently and in gas-guzzling mode. Using the GPS trackers speeding reports, fleet managers can examine which drivers aren’t obeying the speed limits and correct this action accordingly to save on fuel (and other expenses).
By identifying where in the fleet there is room for improvement, management can start the process of saving on fuel sooner. GPS trackers do a great job of increasing awareness of the company vehicles’ fuel efficiency. If growing a fleet business and shrinking the fuel usage expenses sound like something desirable, GPS trackers are available to assist!
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GPS Tracker: Champion against obstacles
Every fleet manager is strapped with the task of making the business successful. Hiccups are inevitable from time to time, but an unorganized fleet business probably sees double the amount of unexpected problems than those that utilize GPS trackers. Every business owner should want to see improvements in their overall performance and with GPS trackers progress can be made. In part one of this series we will discuss two typical fleet problems and how GPS trackers can help.
1.) Increasing Gasoline Prices: According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, it just so happens that gas prices increase during the summer months, starting around Memorial Day. Now that we’re in June, fleet companies are sure to feel the sting of having to pay the higher, summer gas prices. By using GPS trackers, managers can ensure that dispatchers plan and relay shorter routes to drivers, which will decrease mileage driven and therefore; decrease money spent on gas.
2.) Unexpected Vehicle Deterioration: Wear and tear will happen eventually, but having a better handle on routine vehicle maintenance extends the period between repairs and vehicle downtime that can be caused by neglecting maintenance practices. GPS trackers make this task a cinch to handle, because managers can schedule maintenance reminder alerts which are sent via e-mail or text for convenience.
Even if your fleet business has “deep pockets” that doesn’t mean you want to have to shell out capital that could be better spent elsewhere or reinvested in your business. Using the right kind of GPS tracker you can obtain reports of fuel efficiency and percentage of fuel in the tank, plan routes and talk to the driver via the two-way communicator. You can also simplify maintenance routines with the alert set-up. How great is that? GPS trackers are like champions against all business obstacles. Stay tuned for part two of this series where we will give your a few more ways GPS trackers can help your fleet business.
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