How Fleet Management Systems
can help save you fuel
“Today’s fleet management system is a
valuable business intelligence t...
Meet the BIG Five Fuel Wasters
1. Poor Driving
2. Excessive Idling
3. Inefficient Routing & Dispatching
4. Unauthorised Ve...
1. Poor Driving
Accelerating too quickly, hard braking, hard cornering and travelling well
above the speed limit are commo...
2. Excessive Idling
With fuel costs remaining high it is in the interest of all businesses to keep
fuel use as low as poss...
3. Inefficient Routing & Dispatching
Common sense tells us that the most efficient route between two points
is in a straig...
4. Unauthorised Vehicle Use
It goes without saying that miles which are driven, not for the company’s
benefit, are a compl...
5. Poor Vehicle Maintenance
Regular engine maintenance and good tyre pressure will ensure that
vehicles run smoothly provi...
Find out how implementing the Fleetmatics Fleet
Management Solution can help save you fuel.
Book a free online demonstrati...
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How Fleet Management Systems Can Help Save You Fuel

  1. 1. How Fleet Management Systems can help save you fuel “Today’s fleet management system is a valuable business intelligence tool that can be used to help you save fuel.” Peter Mitchell, CTO, Fleetmatics Peter Mitchell is Chief Technology Officer at Fleetmatics. Prior to joining the company, he was CTO and founding partner of WS2, from 1998 until 2004, when it was acquired by Fleetmatics. In a previous role, Mitchell worked on Microsoft Corporation’s Visual Studio team that developed Visual Basic 6. www.Fleetmatics.ie 01 424 5400 www.Fleetmatics.co.uk 0800 975 4566
  2. 2. Meet the BIG Five Fuel Wasters 1. Poor Driving 2. Excessive Idling 3. Inefficient Routing & Dispatching 4. Unauthorised Vehicle Use 5. Poor Vehicle Maintenance £
  3. 3. 1. Poor Driving Accelerating too quickly, hard braking, hard cornering and travelling well above the speed limit are common behaviours of those who drive for business purposes. These behaviours also waste fuel. The Fleetmatics system allows business owners to set red flag reports so that they can be instantly informed of excessive speeds. By integrating the Fleetmatics Driving Style tool they can also monitor acceleration, cornering and braking styles and take corrective action whenever necessary. By managing the behaviour of drivers it is possible to save money on fuel, reduce wear and tear costs on vehicles, reduce speeding fines and improve health and safety. The Facts... Travelling on a motorway at 80-85mph, rather than 70mph, can increase fuel consumption by 25% or more. Source: Automobile Association Poor driving habits account for increase fuel consumption of typically 15%. Source: Energy Savings Trust, Smarter Driving Campaign
  4. 4. 2. Excessive Idling With fuel costs remaining high it is in the interest of all businesses to keep fuel use as low as possible. Reports have shown that the idling of vehicle’s engines is responsible for a huge amount of wasted fuel as employees, unaware of the hidden costs, leave vehicles to warm up before driving, have the engine running while eating lunch and making telephone calls, and leave the engine running whilst delivering. All these small instances add up to an enormous amount of wasted fuel. Through Fleetmatics idling report and alerts it is possible to keep track of vehicle idling and modify behaviour to improve profits. The Facts... Every hour that a vehicle is idling is the equivalent of approximately 25 miles of driving. Source: Ford Motor Company
  5. 5. 3. Inefficient Routing & Dispatching Common sense tells us that the most efficient route between two points is in a straight line and the fleet management system from Fleetmatics is a valuable tool in ensuring that vehicles travel as short a distance in as little time as possible. However, common sense does not take heed of current road conditions and via the ‘Live Fleet’ feature of the system it is possible for driver’s to navigate around traffic problems which, in the long run, not only saves fuel but also enhances the customer experience. The Facts... “Since installing the Fleetmatics system 3 years ago, our yearly van mileage has almost halved... that’s a huge reduction in fuel costs to my company.” Mark Worthington, Owner, B&K Boiler Services “On a day-to-day basis we are already reaping the rewards through better and more flexible dispatching of our vehicles... we’re starting to see that with more efficient routing the fuel bills are lowering” Richard Poole, Operation Director, Alltrade Aerial & Satellite
  6. 6. 4. Unauthorised Vehicle Use It goes without saying that miles which are driven, not for the company’s benefit, are a complete waste of fuel – as well as having a knock-on effect on the wear and tear on the vehicle. The GPS technology of the Fleetmatics system allows employers to monitor the personal mileage of employees and take action if it is deemed to be excessive or unauthorised. Similarly, many employees are issued with a fuel card on which to purchase fuel on the company’s behalf. These fuel cards can be subject to abuse but through the fleet management system it is possible to monitor the use of the cards and flag up any ‘out of the norm’ occurrences that might indicate fuel theft. The Facts... “I would estimate that we have reduced our fuel bill by approximately 10% since installing the Fleetmatics system.” Charles Robinson, Owner, Robinson Kimbolton
  7. 7. 5. Poor Vehicle Maintenance Regular engine maintenance and good tyre pressure will ensure that vehicles run smoothly providing a host of business benefits. However, with multiple vehicles to consider the individual maintenance requirements of each vehicle can be difficult to keep track of. The fleet service feature of the Fleetmatics system generates automatic alerts that certain maintenance measures need to be take place – from ensuring the tyres are inflated to needing the oil changed. Attention to detail on these small matters can result in large overall savings. The Facts... Motorists are wasting £337 million on fuel every year by driving with under-inflated tyres. Source: Michelin, Fill Up with Air campaign 2011
  8. 8. Find out how implementing the Fleetmatics Fleet Management Solution can help save you fuel. Book a free online demonstration today: www.fleetmatics.co.uk/demo www.fleetmatics.ie/demo www.Fleetmatics.ie 01 424 5400 www.Fleetmatics.co.uk 0800 975 4566

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