Fuel Savings Strategy: Reduce Miles Driven
Driving unnecessary miles, either through inefficient routing or by not dispatching the closest available worker using real-time traffic information, can increase miles driven by 10 to 15 percent. If your strategy is to rely upon each driver to determine the best route, you need to rethink your strategy.
Professional fleet management and navigation solutions can pay for themselves quite quickly. And if you add smart traffic solutions to the mix, savings are even higher. According to independent research, TomTom Routing with TomTom Traffic reduce average drive times by 13%, and up to 30% in congested areas.
Do your employees take vehicles home? Do they go to their favorite restaurant for lunch that’s completely out of the way? Unsanctioned route deviations and after- hours or off-day usage can occur if you’re not monitoring your fleet 24/7. There are easy ways to curb this practice with modern fleet management technology. Automatic alerts and sophisticated reporting virtually eliminate the unauthorized use of your company resources.