Fuel is a significant expense for any fleet, so reducing fuel-spend is top of every Fleet Manager's to-do list. Fortunately, advances in technology have made it easier to save on fuel. By practising these fuel-saving tips, reducing your fuel spend may be easier than you think.
Get the big picture
Fleet Managers who have a sound knowledge of their fleets will be at an advantage when it comes to saving fuel. This includes everything from getting the right vehicles for the right job to driver behaviour (more about this in the next point). And of course, where you buy your fuel. You can benefit by saving costs with fuel cards and rebates with the right fleet management solution.
Change driver behaviour
Bad driving behaviour such as over-revving and excessive idling lead to fuel wastage and can affect operational costs. Telematics gives you round-the-clock control of your vehicles' whereabouts, lets you track driver behaviour and successfully reduce fleet accidents, vehicle maintenance costs and fuel consumption.
Plan driver routes
Using Telematics can also help you plan your routes better. Did you know, for example, that by avoiding rush-hour traffic you can prevent your vehicles from using more fuel because idling, stopping and starting will increase fuel consumption? Short trips also produce more pollution so Fleet Managers should be strategic and plan trips well ahead to reduce short journeys where possible.
Check your tyres
Fleet maintenance is an essential aspect of fuel-efficiency and tyre maintenance is critical. Keep your tyres in excellent condition by regularly checking your tyre pressure and tread depth, examining the outside for damage and measuring tyre pressure. When choosing tyres, consider the ones that are designed for extra economy.
Halt fuel fraud
Fuel card fraud and fuel theft can also result in massive financial losses for fleet businesses. Avis Fleet provides comprehensive fuel risk management. By using the Intelligent Fuel Management (IFM) solution, you can proactively manage your fuel for a nominal monthly fee.
Avis Fleet solutions are a comprehensive offering that enhance every aspect of fleet management and reduce risk. We have solutions that help customers with everything from vehicle acquisition to maintenance, Telematics, making provisions for accidents and fuel-saving.
Get in touch with a fleet expert to find out more about how our solutions can benefit your business.