How to Control Fleet Fuel Costs in the Midst of Rising Gas Prices

6 Aug 2018

Gas prices seem to be going through a period of high volatility in summer 2018 with prices dipping and rising. Some edging closer to the brink of heart palpitations for businesses operating large or small fleets. While there is nothing you can do about the constant fluctuations in gas prices, there are things you can do to control fuel costs within your fleet – even when gasoline and diesel prices are on the rise.

 Check Tire Inflation

In fact, this needs to be something you’re vigilant about to prevent possible blowouts and other tire mishaps on the road. It’s especially essential during the months of May through October, commonly referred to as blowout season. But it’s a good habit to have any time of the year. Too much or too little inflation in tires can be bad. Not only for safety but it can also have your trucks expending more fuel to go the distance.

 Install GPS Fleet Tracking

Few tools offer the extensive fleet management benefits that GPS tracking delivers for your fleet. Not only can GPS tracking for fleets be instrumental for route optimization to conserve fuel, but it can help in the following ways as well:

  • Monitor aggressive driving behaviors like speeding, hard braking, etc. (and report to you when they occur).
  • Discourage drivers from going off their assigned paths.
  • Monitor excessive idling (a huge waste of fuel and resources).
  • Improve and automate maintenance scheduling.

GPS tracking is an amazing option for helping you cut fuel costs and may help you save elsewhere, like fleet auto insurance, too.

 Use Apps to Find Cheap Fuel

Fuel prices fluctuate from day to day. They also fluctuate from location to location – especially when crossing state lines. Using apps to find lower fuel prices can shave a great deal of money from cross-country routes or even within the same zip code by identifying the cheapest prices on gasoline or diesel in the area.

Popular apps to consider include the following:

The larger your fleet, the more money you can save by adopting these best practices for fueling.

Gas prices will always fluctuate. Lately, they seem to be trending higher and higher. But, creating policies and practices that focus on conserving fuel will benefit your company today and in the future. No matter what happens with the prices of fueling your fleet.

To learn more about how GPS fleet tracking can help reduce fleet fuel costs, contact us here at LiveViewGPS at 1-888-544-0494.

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