With the fuel prices rising at an alarming pace, fleet owners and auto sector entrepreneurs are becoming more and more concerned about the fate of their venture and rightfully so. The more you spend on fuel, the more losses you incur, especially if you don’t get ample returns for that investment.
With a reliable fuel management system, you can keep track of your vehicles and see exactly how they are being and how much fuel does each vehicle consume. This reduces any chances of mistreatment, complacency, and inefficiency on the part of the driver. An automated record of your fleet also allows you to monitor the vehicles for regular maintenance and repairs if required. Other benefits of the fuel maintenance platforms are mentioned below;
Monitor Speed and Vehicle Usage
First and foremost, with a vehicle management system, you can keep track of how the vehicles are being used. This allows you to keep an eye out for any on-site accidents, damages, and over-speeding incidents. Over speeding also leads to overexploitation of the engine and thereby an increase in fuel wastage. The GPS integration feature also allows fleet owners to check if the drivers are efficient and competent in their duties or not. Breaking the speed limit is a legal offense in most areas leading to additional fines and confiscation of the vehicle.
Keep Track of the Fuel
With fuel management systems you can check exactly how much fuel a vehicle requires and how much is it using in the span of a day. All the details and technical specifications of your fleet are sorted and stored in detail. And the database, though extensive is very intuitive and easy to access. You can track the fuel usage, check if the resources are being overused and other details about the on-site job in a matter of minutes. Every vehicle comes with an in-built app that is connected to the main database for faster and hassle-free access. You can even reach out to the drivers when he is on the job in case you have any instructions.
Live Tracking Feature
The fuel maintenance software even comes with a live tracking feature that is connected to the GPS navigation system of each vehicle. You can now check which route the driver is taking or if he is slacking in his job. The GPS system usually suggests the best possible route that has the least obstacles and traffic. This saves you the fuel and time taken to deliver your packages.
Some fleet applications also give you regular updates if the driver is using the vehicle for his personal usage. You can even keep track of the number of times the driver has refilled the fuel or if he is using the fuel for his own errands or not.
Reduce Engine Idling
There may be instances where the driver could just keep the engine up and running during heavy traffic. This doesn’t just cause the engine to heat up but also burns the fuel at a very high rate. The more your motor heats up, the more fuel the vehicle wastes. With this software, you can also keep an eye on the traffic and warn the driver in advance in case there is any trouble in the route later. Eliminating engine idling doesn’t just reduce fuel wastage but also saves you a lot of trouble otherwise as well.
Fuel management also allows you to look for repairs and replace the old and obsolete parts of the vehicle faster. This reduces engine depreciation, improves the vehicle’s performance and overall durability considerably.