Improve Your Fleet Fuel Usage with NexTraq Fuel Management Services
No matter how large or small the size of your fleet, your fuel spend is one of the most significant expenses of operating your business.
Now, with gas prices projected to increase from $2.07/gal to $2.92/gal as reported by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, it’s time to implement efficient strategies to optimize your fuel spend.
With NexTraq fuel management services, you can track driver behaviors, improve routing, measure fuel efficiency, and provide vehicles with proper maintenance to better protect your bottom line.
1. Crack Down on Speeding
One of the biggest threats to your fuel economy is excessive speeding.
According to Business News Daily, “ … driving at high speeds can reduce fuel efficiency by up to 30%.” That’s because speeding dramatically boosts fuel consumption while negatively impacting your budget.
With NexTraq Posted Speed Alert, you can set notifications to track when your drivers exceed the speed limit. Use this information to coach your drivers on efficient practices to improve your fleet fuel usage.
2. Minimize Engine Idling
When drivers leave the engines idling while waiting at the job site, they’re wasting fuel.
According to the National Trucking Equipment Association (NETA), “ … more than half of all fleets… exceed one hour of idling per day.” Over time, that can lead to a major negative impact on your fuel budget.
With NexTraq Idle Reports, you’ll receive comprehensive metrics detailing the drivers and vehicles that are engaging in wasteful idling. That means you can tailor your alerts to notify you when specific drivers and vehicles idle over a pre-determined number of minutes.
3. Optimize Routing
If your fleet hasn’t implemented the proper planning and dispatch practices, your drivers are in danger of burning excessive fuel through ineffective navigation.
The truth is inefficient routing adds up to mounting fuel consumption costs.
NexTraq empowers fleet managers to utilize simple one-click functionality to generate efficient routes for drivers throughout the day. By avoiding traffic and unnecessary delays, you’ll begin to see a positive change in the overall fuel efficiency of your fleet.
4. Simplify Recordkeeping
Effective fuel usage strategies begin with clear, concise, and easily accessible data.
NexTraq fuel management services provide over 40 in-depth reports to help you track your fuel consumption and monitor your expenses. These reports will provide you with the actionable insights you need to improve your fleet fuel usage practices.
Plus, the NexTraq® Fleet Metrics™ Dashboard offers a detailed record of your fleet so you can identify and address wasteful patterns of fuel usage and spending. And, with NexTraq Fuel Efficiency Reports, you’ll see what’s actually happening on the road that impacts your fuel spending.
5. Stay on Top of Routine Maintenance
Keeping your vehicles properly maintained is both frustrating and time-consuming. However, if your fleet isn’t operating at peak condition, your fuel economy suffers—leading to a dramatic increase in your fuel spend.
With NexTraq® Vehicle Maintenance Module, you can configure Service Requests and Service Reminders that are based on the manufacturer’s suggested maintenance schedules and diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) to simplify fleet maintenance.
And, when used with NexTraq® Vehicle Inspection, your drivers can document the overall condition of your fleet in real time.
Get More from Your Fuel Spend with NexTraq Fuel Management Services
By optimizing your fleet fuel usage with NexTraq fuel management services, you’ll increase your fuel economy and promote the continued success of your business.
With NexTraq, you can get the fleet management solutions you need for a better, faster, and stronger fleet. To learn more, click the learn more button below.
- Gas and diesel prices are rapidly increasing
- With NexTraq fuel management services, you can maximize your fleet fuel usage and protect your bottom line
- Monitor excessive speeding to coach your drivers on efficient practices to improve your fleet fuel usage
- Minimize idling time to save your fleet a gallon of gas per vehicle per day
- Optimize routing and dispatch practices to strengthen your fuel economy
- Keep accurate records to gain actionable insights into your fuel consumption so you can implement better fleet fuel usage tactics
- Provide your vehicles with routine maintenance to improve uptime and enhance your fuel economy