Network Fleet, a leading GPS fleet tracking system, recently published a paper titled, “Don’t Sit Idle While Fuel Costs Rise,” that shows how fleets can use GPS fleet tracking and engine diagnostics to lower fuel costs by as much as 20%.
The Network Fleet paper offers specific actions managers can take to analyze fleet operations and reduce costs. Fleets that begin using a GPS fleet tracking system report a quick, positive ROI primarily due to significant savings in fuel and other operating costs.
The paper uses several different fleets as an example, such as the Eastern Municipal Water District of Riverside, CA. Using the Network Fleet GPS fleet tracking system, the water district managed to reduce fuel costs by $79,000 in the first six months.
According to Mark Iverson, maintenance director, the Eastern Riverside Water District “initially focused on drivers’ habits such as speed and idle time that have a huge impact on fuel usage. However, we were also able to use the fleet tracking system to improve routing. By making more efficient use of our vehicles, we lowered the average number of miles driven per vehicle, further reducing our fuel expenses.”
Some of the many benefits of using a GPS Fleet Tracking System include:
Tracking fleet vehicles with GPS easily prevents excessive idling, speeding and personal vehicle use. It also helps to improve routing and helps the average fleet reduce fuel costs by up to 20%.
Monitoring of your drivers helps you vastly decrease employee costs and time card abuse. GPS fleet tracking enables companies to add more jobs to each work day. Companies see up to a 25% increase in work orders completed after implementing a fleet management system.
Tracking vehicles with a fleet management system helps companies to improve customer service.
Routing capabilities to dispatch drivers more efficiently and reduce overall driving distances.
Diagnostic tools to help keep engines in optimal condition and increase fuel performance.