Fuel prices are always a serious concern for fleet managers. But with prices skyrocketing, focusing on fuel efficiency is a lot more important for running a profitable fleet and protecting the bottom line. Read on for some ways you can improve your fleet’s fuel efficiency.
Improving Your Fleet’s Own Fuel Efficiency
There is good news for fleet managers despite lots of record prices. It is always possible to take steps and make some investments to improve fuel efficiency and lower some fuel costs. Fuel efficiency doesn’t start and end at the pump. It starts with your vehicles and your drivers. To that end, allow us to take a look at:
- Fuel efficiency tips to help pass along to your drivers
- Steps and investments to help ensure your vehicles get solid miles per hour and get the most from your fuel money
Drivers are a significant factor in fuel efficiency and controlling all the fuel costs. Drivers can greatly impact fuel efficiency, and the drivers with the highest skill could get better miles per hour than those less skilled. For fleet managers, the message is clear, getting improved fuel efficiency means ramping up driver training. It also means investing in technology like cameras that monitor drivers. With cameras, you could identify behaviors that waste fuel and take immediate action to help correct them.
As fleet inventories grow, so can the amount of vehicles that are rarely used or are unsuitable for some current applications. Managing the fleet size by rightsizing is a proven way to help improve the fuel efficiency. The methods include:
- Replacing old vehicles and new vehicles
- Picking lighter vehicles
- Using some alternative fuel vehicles
- Buying vehicles with smaller and more efficient engines
To learn how fuel management systems can help you, give Howard Energy Inc. a call today!
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