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A focus on fuel for smart fleet management

Fuel is an important concern for all companies with fuel costs accounting for a major part of monthly operating costs. Despite fluctuations in the fuel price, the long-term outlook is for annual double figure increases due to the global shortage of crude oil and an ailing Rand. In light of this, do Fleet Managers give fuel management the importance it deserves? Fuel savings are a major factor in the success of your company, so you should consider how you can achieve this.

Fuel abuse is present in a surprising number of fuel transactions and is not only limited to fuel fraud (for example siphoning fuel, fuel card fraud and other scams), it can also include other factors like vehicles that are inefficient or badly maintained, or drivers taking inefficient routes which result in wasted kilometers.

What can Fleet Managers do?

It’s important to have a clear strategy for fuel. Fleet management should take into account where vehicles fill up (including where they fill up after hours), how drivers pay and how payments are administered. This can be a starting point for measuring and tracking expenses and aligning it with the overall strategy of the company will benefit your bottom line.

Using technology for better fleet management

Avis Fleet Telematics reduces costs for companies by letting managers monitor drivers who are speeding, over-revving, idling for too long, braking too fast and taking inefficient routes, among others. This technology benefits companies by reducing fleet accidents and vehicle maintenance costs. It will result in more productive driving and a measurable fuel saving for your company.

An excellent solution for fuel management

Our Intelligent Fuel Management (IFM) solution is specifically designed to counteract fraud and other kinds of abuse. Fuel card fraud and fuel theft incur massive financial losses for a business. We can help you save up to 14% of your fleet’s fuel costs through our IFM solution with its 90% accuracy rate. IFM will help you take control of your fleet’s fuel consumption by using analysis and exception reporting that analyses every transaction made with a fuel card and alerting you about any suspicious behaviour.

Fleet Managers can also take advantage of significant fuel rebates from the structured fuel partnerships Avis Fleet has with fuel companies that are geared to ensure cost savings for businesses.

Avis Fleet is a Fleet Management company with extensive experience and expertise in helping companies optimise their business processes. For more information about our fleet solutions click here or contact us directly with any questions you might have regarding our services.

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