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The Connection between Driver Behavior and Fuel Spend
Posted on 08/07/2013 by Ashley Jones | 0 Comments
Many service companies look at a fleet tracking solution so they can monitor driver behavior and productivity. But driver behavior directly correlates with one of your most costly expenses: fuel.
So, how can a telematics solution help control your fuel spend? You’d be surprised. It’s not all about fuel reporting. Other factors make an impact:
One of the most common issues is excessive idling. Your employees might not even know that they are costing you money. By tracking idling through a report, you can show your drivers how much fuel you are losing and take proactive measures to lower your fuel spend.
Unauthorized vehicle use. Many businesses let their employees take home company vehicles and use them after hours or on the weekends. If that’s you, be prepared for an enormous gas bill. If not, you can easily set up movement alerts, geofences around a location and use mileage reports to prevent this from happening.
- Aggressive driving. No one wants to admit that they are running late or having a bad day and possibly gunning the engine, speeding or braking harshly to avoid accidents, but these actions happen on a daily basis in every city. Use a driver safety scorecard report to recognize those drivers that should be rewarded for their behavior and those that need to be counseled.
And these tips are just the beginning of how you can control your fuel spend. Extensive fuel reporting, free fuel card integration and preventive maintenance are all part of a comprehensive fuel management solution.