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Survey Says: What Concerns Fleet Owners
Posted on 04/24/2013 by Ashley Jones | 0 Comments
In a recent article in Fleet Owner magazine, fleet owners where asked, “What worries you the most in 2013?” The top responses were:
- General Economy
- Fuel Prices
- Political Instability/Inactivity
- Driver Shortage
While it’s no surprise that the economy and rising fuel prices were the top concerns respectively, there are ways to mitigate an unpredictable economy and dealing with prices at the pump. Doing less with more is a common theme when you are down on staff, vehicles or qualified technicians. By automating your business processes, you can actually save time and money.
Whether it’s a GPS fleet tracking solution, a workforce management solution or a back office application, technology helps increase productivity while decreasing costs. The ROI on such purchases is substantial. Many service and distribution companies see a return on investment in as little as three months. Integrating these solutions so that they work together instead of as separate systems prevents duplicate entry and allows for all your information to be in one place – further increasing efficiencies.
And while no fleet owner can control the cost of fuel, you can control your fuel expenses. Comprehensive fuel management solutions are available in the market today that can help you attribute every dollar spent. Through fuel slippage and audit reports, you can see where every dime is going. Additionally, you can monitor such issues as excessive idling, aggressive driving and negligent maintenance of vehicles - all of which play a key role in decreasing your average mile per gallon.
A few steps go a long way. Do your research and check the facts and you’ll be well on your way to erasing some of your concerns.