Warranties and extended warranties, especially when buying used fleet vehicles, can make all the difference in the world for keeping expenses low in the initial months you own your new vehicles. These are just a few benefits of vehicle warranties and extended warranties:

  • Allows you to buy used vehicles without worries over most mechanical issues.
  • Reduces costs for smaller fleets that might not be interested in self-insuring vehicles.
  • Improves fleet vehicle resale values potentially (especially beneficial in fleets that rarely keep vehicles beyond three years, according to Fleet Financials).

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Because fleets involve so many vehicles, every penny of fuel wasted by drivers comes at huge costs to the overall fleet. Which is why it’s important to identify these seven fleet fuel wasters and act to prevent them from becoming financial problems for your business as a whole.

  1. Discipline Drivers Deviating from Routes

Most routes are planned meticulously to take advantage of the flow of traffic at certain times of day, the number of miles driven, the frequency of stops and starts, and even the likelihood of delays from trains, school zones, etc. When drivers deviate from those routes, it creates chaos when it comes to mileage and fuel efficiency and can cost your business big money if many drivers do this. Have a discipline plan in place and follow it when drivers don’t follow the rules.

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Medical staff working at the University Hospitals’ St. John Medical Center in Westlake, Ohio, were baffled when they discovered one of their ambulances had been stolen right from their parking lot. Staff first noticed the vehicle was missing one evening, so they notified Amherst and Oberlin Police immediately.

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