Companies, especially those with a larger fleet, are well aware of the potential high costs associated with fleet management. More and more companies are also aware that with good fleet management, these costs can be reduced by 30% or more.
Good or efficient fleet management goes hand in hand with care for the environment. In the following, we will show you how ecology and efficient fleet management are interconnected and some tips that can save a lot of costs for fleet managers.
Use telematics and automated reports
The Sustainable Development Strategy is often the first step towards a green fleet management since it provides the information needed by fleet managers to set the right targets.
By using appropriate technology and relevant reports, for example, we can monitor emissions, fuel consumption, vehicle idle time, and similar.
Become a role model for employees and other businesses
Many organizations see the benefits of promoting and rewarding team work as well as car sharing, and some even encourage the use of alternative modes of transport such as public transport and cycling.
Educate and involve drivers in the decision-making process
By controlling indicators such as rapid braking, over speeding, sharp cornering, quick acceleration, use of seat belts and similar, you can take quick action and organize driver training to help them correct the shortcomings of their driving so that their vehicles will become at least a little more environmentally friendly.
In addition to the training itself, drivers will be better able to recognize the effects of a proper driving and involvement of drivers in the decision-making process, and will make them more motivated to achieve better results.
Maintain your fleet
Some brands like Ford already have some level of telematics functionality built-in and it can be used to unlock / lock the vehicle remotely, turn the heating or cooling on / off , check vehicle location, fuel quantity, mileage and service warnings information.
Such already built systems allow for real-time remote monitoring of the vehicle, however fleet managers who, want more detailed data, such as driving style, use post-installation systems in their vehicle, as they allow more details.