With FleetTraks™, you have the ability to gain control of your gas costs, beginning the 1st day that you install FleetTraks™. The US Department of Energy documents that gas consumption can be reduced by as much as 37% by adopting the following actions
• Maintain reasonable driving speeds
• Minimize idle time
• Utilize cruise control when possible
• Keep vehicles maintained
• Eliminate aggressive driving
As FleetTraks™ virtually puts you in the passenger seat, we give you the tools to implement these practices. You have the ability to monitor your driver’s performance, live as it is happening. Here is how FleetTraks™ can help you control your gas expense.
Maintain reasonable speeds.
Excessive speed is the largest single factor in wasting gas. Reducing speed to a reasonable level of 60 mph will save significant expense. A general rule of thumb is that every mph increase above 50 mph reduces gas mileage by 0.1 mpg. Once vehicles reach 70 mph, gas economy drops by as much as 23 %. The following FleetTraks™ reports will provide you with the information you need to keep speed under control.
• Daily activity report, speed exceptions
• DashBoard fleet summary report
• Unit history report
Minimize idle time.
As a general rule, idling wastes approximately 1 gallon of gas per hour. In addition, for every gallon of gas wasted, 20 gallons of harmful pollutants are emitted into the atmosphere. The following FleetTraks™ reports will provide you with the information you need to keep idling under control.
• Daily activity report, idle exceptions
• Idle time fleet summary
Utilize cruise control when possible.
Studies show that using cruise control can increase mpg by as much as 14 %. You can easily tell if drivers are using cruise control by monitoring consistent speeds every 5 minutes. The following FleetTraks™ report will provide you with the information you need to be certain that your drivers are using cruise control when possible.
• Unit history
Keep vehicles maintained.
Lack of maintenance will decrease gas efficiency. An integral component of FleetTraks™ is ServiceTraks. The following report will provide you with the information you need to be certain that your fleet is properly maintained.
• ServiceTraks fleet summary report.
Eliminate aggressive driving.
Aggressive driving simply wastes gas. As FleetTraks™ virtually puts you in the passenger seat, your drivers will be less likely to drive aggressively. FleetTraks™ gives you the ability to find a vehicle’s speed and direction at any time by utilizing the find command. When drivers know that their speed can be documented at any time, they will be less likely to drive aggressively.