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Don’t Let Unexpected Expenses Freeze Progress
Posted on 01/23/2014 by Adrienne Sallerson | 0 Comments
Odds are, unless you live in Miami, it is cold outside. Really, really cold. So cold that as far south as Florida people are changing their behavior just to avoid any extra exposure to the icy elements. On a personal level, many have started cranking their engines and letting their cars idle in the driveway before they leave in the morning, so that their car has time to heat the interior. They know it is not fuel efficient, but the warmth is more than worth it to them.
Most people are not running a business. Seven percent of their fuel spend does not equate to thousands of dollars a month. Even if they did manage a fleet of twenty vehicles, they might not begrudge their drivers a few minutes of idling at the beginning of the day to get things warm. What they would like to know is how much the drop in temperatures was going to affect their bottom line. Being able to accurately monitor things like idling, gas prices, route times, and maintenance from one consolidated platform makes predicting future expenses an easy exercise. Harsh weather will always hit your operating efficiency, but that doesn’t mean you have to take the punch flat footed.