Fuel monitoring: Excessive fuel usage isn’t just bad for the environment but also for business. Equip the fleet with a fuel monitoring system to monitor fuel consumption, improve fleet fuel economy and reduce operational expenses. GPS tracking technology combined with fuel sensors accurately detail how fuel is being used daily, weekly, and monthly. See the average fuel consumption for your vehicles over different time periods. Identify vehicles with the highest fuel consumption and their routes. A professional fleet fuel management solution can help you monitor fuel consumption, improve fleet fuel economy and reduce operational expenses and emissions.
Driver coaching: Slower acceleration, reduced idling time, more gentle braking, and not speeding are all things to remind drivers of, and are the basis of an eco-safe-driving style. These practices will conserve fuel and lower operating costs, and through fuel conservation, fewer harmful emissions are being output into the environment by the fleet.
Driver incentive program: Drivers who follow the previously advised eco-driving styles should be rewarded. Any investment made in the incentive program will be offset by the cost savings from fuel-efficiency. Such an initiative will also increase employee satisfaction, which will improve driver retention.
Route optimization: GPS enables route optimization which will cater to both a greener fleet and cost efficiency targets. Rerouting to avoid traffic congestion and selecting the shortest route prevents fuel wastage and enables more deliveries in the shortest amount of time. Also, with greater foresight and planning, drivers feel less pressure, meaning they are less likely to take shortcuts, such as hitting the pedal to reach destinations faster, using unnecessary fuel, and leaving the vehicle idling while they rush to drop packages off.
Preventative maintenance: Schedule vehicles for regular maintenance – a vehicle in peak condition is also more environmentally friendly.