Balancing Your Budget and Increasing Fleet Efficiency
Throughout your work in the government sector, you know the importance of maintaining expenses and staying within a manageable budget. While the economy is said to be improving, budget cuts and reduced funding are still hitting government agencies hard. Moving forward and managing a successful fleet can prove to be difficult when you are faced with increasing operational costs and a shrinking budget.
When taxpayers are expecting the most from their dollars, how do you decide where to give and take? With fuel, maintenance, payroll and insurance all factoring into the success of your organization, can you really prioritize one over the other? Fuel costs are constantly fluctuating, and when they are on the rise, it may seem impossible to remain within your budget. Maintaining a well-run fleet of vehicles can also cut heavily into your expenses. Without proper routine maintenance, your vehicles won’t be running smoothly for very long. So, what can you do to cut back on costs while still maintaining a successful organization?
With a GPS fleet tracking solution, you can provide your employees with efficient routes, so your vehicles are burning less fuel. Vehicle idling not only wastes fuel, but also increases engine wear-and-tear. With reporting functionality, you can monitor and reduce excessive vehicle idling, lowering your fuel costs and prolonging the life of your vehicles.
When you’re able to reduce fuel and maintenance costs, you can free up more room in your budget. But how can government agencies specifically benefit from a fleet management solution? In this white paper, we set out to show how GPS fleet tracking can help you improve your government fleet operations at reduced costs.
While the economy is said to be improving, budget cuts and reduced funding are still hitting government agencies hard.
Government Pressures Piling Up
There’s a certain level of accountability that people expect from the government sector. Along with fuel and maintenance, payroll and insurance costs also factor into your fleet spend. If your employees aren’t keeping track of their timecards accurately, you could be spending more on labor costs than you should.
The government sector is known among many taxpayers for the job security and stability it provides to government employees. How can you be sure your employees are working efficiently when they are out in the field? If you are unable to monitor your employees, you can’t be certain that they are staying within authorized parameters.
When you have a reputation to uphold, you don’t want unsafe driving behaviors to bring down your organization. Speeding or aggressive driving not only leads to accidents on the roadways, but also costly lawsuits draining your budget. Fighting false claims and winning potential legal battles can be difficult when you’re unable to present any proof or documentation to defend your case. When your employees spend most of their time on the road, not having the ability to efficiently monitor their driving behavior can be a huge risk for your organization.
Is your government agency feeling the pressure to comply with green standards? With the “green movement” sweeping the nation, it’s especially important for the government sector to implement green initiatives. Motor vehicles contribute greatly to the spread of harmful pollutants throughout the environment. If your drivers aren’t practicing fuel efficient methods, your organization is increasing the amount of carbon dioxide polluting the air. And if you are unable to efficiently monitor your fleet, you can’t be certain which drivers are wasting fuel and which are contributing to sustainability.
While these challenges may seem overwhelming, there is a solution to help you improve your fleet operations and keep your government organization moving forward: GPS fleet tracking.
When your employees spend most of their time on the road, not having the ability to efficiently monitor their driving behavior can be a huge risk for your organization.