4 ways to cut costs by raising MPG

Source: FleetAnswers If you were to interview a  handful of fleet managers and ask them what their primary concern is, and chances are the majority will answer "cost savings." When some costs, like the cost of fuel, are not fluid, fleet management professionals must find other ways to lower their costs. Increasing the miles per gallon (MPG) on vehicles is one option, and a few small changes can make a big difference in the amount of miles each gallon of fuel gives to your fleet.

Reduce the Size and Weight of Vehicles

Report: Toyota Prius

Source: Utilimarc Data in this report is derived from the data of 60 of our utility and municipal fleet benchmarking clients and their active Toyota Prius units.

The sample included nearly 5,000 Prius compared to nearly 11,000 other active compact cars, such as the Ford Focus, Honda Civics, and Chevrolet Cruze, etc. The data being used is representing the patterns we have seen from the industry average of the selected sample.

Tips for remaining compliant to improve safety

Source: FleetAnswers Are your drivers remaining compliant with Department of Transportation regulations? All it takes is one failed DOT stop to create hefty fines for your company, and a lack of compliance represents a serious safety risk for your entire fleet. As you are considering ways to stay safe and increase the safety of your fleet as a whole, ensure that you fleet and its drivers are remaining compliant.

3 ways to lower fleet operating expenses

Source: FleetAnswers Fuel costs continue to drain companies with fleets of valuable profits, and most fleets have found just about every way possible to lower the amount of fuel they use. Other opportunities to lower costs are possible. These three strategies can limit the amount of money spent on vehicles, improving profits and lowering expenditures for the company as a whole.

Right-Size the Fleet

Statistics on workplace related safety

Source: SynX by Transpoco On several occasions now, we have reiterated the importance of basic safety procedures in the workplace, covering such tasks as loading and unloading vehicles.

Efforts to increase the adoption of electric vehicles

Source: Arstechnica Many states now offer some form of incentive to motivate consumers to purchase plug-in cars. This article describes how changes to incentives and policies, along with increasing grassroots awareness and education, can impact the adoption of electric vehicles. Read more

Steps to identifying sleep-deprived truckers

Source: Fleetowner Sleep deprivation is often the cause of decreased productivity, accidents, and mistakes that can cost employers thousands of dollar. This article covers the 10 common indicators of sleep-deprived drivers. Read more

Cost saving tips beyond fuel savings: Properly timing maintenance

Source: FleetAnswers For the modern fleet, cost-savings need to go beyond fuel savings. While saving fuel is important, many fleets have a good handle on fuel-saving measures to help reduce costs. For deeper cost savings, maintenance can be an area of concern.

Condition-Based Maintenance Versus Scheduled Maintenance

Improving the use of data for your fleet

Source: FleetAnswers What can data do for your fleet? No matter the sector, if you use data well, it can do much to improve the overall operations and efficiency of your fleet. The key, however, is using it well. Here are some tips to help make data a more effective tool for your fleet.

Ensure that Data Is Connected

Report: Light duty service truck data

Source: Utilimarc The graphs below are derived from the data of 40 of our utility fleet benchmarking and their active light duty service trucks. The sample included over 3,600 vehicles under 20,000 GVWR with a service body without an aerial device. The data being used is representing the patterns we have seen from the industry average of the selected sample.

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