City of Sacramento Cuts $60,000 Per Month in Gas Costs with GPS Fleet Management System

The City of Sacramento recently spent over $100,000 on a GPS fleet management system. Many tax payers questioned if the new fleet tracking system was a luxury or a necessity? Turns out, that using the fleet management system, the City identified ways to cut fuel costs by over $60,000 in just one month.

According to Keith Leech, City of Sacramento Fleet Management, “The analysis identified savings in excess of $60,000 a month in fuel costs alone, quite an impressive figure considering the cost to equip those 184 vehicles was just over $110,000. Simply stated, the  system paid for itself in just two short months making it an excellent investment for the City and a real money saver for the tax payers.”

A real-time GPS Fleet Tracking System can help to Cut Fuel Costs and other Fleet Management Costs. It can also help to:

  • Save time and reduce paperwork
  • Quickly identify wasteful activities
  • Accurately track and measure operating efficiencies


FieldLogix has one of the best GPS fleet management reporting suites out there. Here are some highlights:

* History Report: Make sure that drivers are sticking with their routes by reviewing a breadcrumb trail of your fleet vehicles’ paths of travel.
* Asset Activity Report: Details every update a unit made during a certain time period. This report gives you the ability to “drill down” to determine exactly where a unit was during a specific time.
* Stop Detail Report: Documents each vehicle’s stop along with the duration of each stop as well as trip time between stops. This verifies time spent at each job and displays any unauthorized stops.
* Search Locations: Drill down on suspicious activity by reviewing all historical activity that occurred at a specific address during the past 90 days.
* Notifications Report: View all of your notification alerts in one report.
* Landmark Entry & Exit Reports: View entries and exits from landmarks along with duration within landmarks. The landmark report can be used to show proof of time spent at each customer site for billing purposes or for job costing calculations.
* Start End Report: Review the times your drivers started and finished their work days. The start / end report can matched against the employees’ time sheets to ensure that you are only paying for actual time worked. It also helps determine which of your assets are underutilized and how many hours they operate each day.
* Job End Report: The report can be used as a time-sheet that excludes the drivers travel to and from their homes each day.
* Mileage Report: Review miles traveled by all vehicles during a time period.
* State Mileage Report: Review miles traveled within each US state boundaries. This assists you in reporting interstate mileage for federal fuel tax reporting.
* Idle Time Report: Review each time your units idled during a certain time period. The idle time report helps reduce fuel costs and wear and tear by displaying excessive idling.

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