Four secrets to reducing fleet expenses


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Four secrets to reducing fleet expenses
Fleetmatics's REVEAL software can help businesses reduce costs and improve efficiency.

 

The amount of fuel wasted, how efficiently your staff drive, overpaying wages, and how you keep track of it all, can make a huge difference when it comes to your ongoing expenses.

Fleetmatics REVEAL’s GPS fleet management solution can help control your fleet costs, cut fuel wastage, and reduce labour costs.

1. Stop paying for hours not worked

If you use manual timesheets to record your staff’s hours, how do you know with absolute certainty that the hours they’re submitting are accurate?

Without an accurate and reliable employee tracking software in place, the full scope of your payroll is – to some extent – in your employees’ hands.

Fleetmatics REVEAL’S automated time sheets can help companies eliminate inaccuracies and falsification on manual time sheets, so they only pay employees for hours worked.

Further, by working towards eliminating time sheet abuse and inaccuracies, businesses can reduce payroll costs and therefore increase their bottom line.  

2. Reduce personal use of company vehicles

Do your drivers use your company vehicle – and your company fuel to run personal errands after hours?

How much company fuel (which you are paying for!) is your staff wasting on personal trips? How much wear and tear are they adding to your vehicle?

If a staff member has the company car and their personal car sitting in the driveway after hours, it can be all-too-easy to choose the company vehicle (and company fuel) for an outing – instead of their own personal car.

Fleetmatics REVEAL can help eliminate personal use of company vehicles after-hours, helping to reduce fuel costs.

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3. Eliminate costly fuel card abuse

Fuel cards can be a very convenient and easy way to manage your fleet’s fuel purchases.

However, with no ability to accurately verify fuel transactions against company vehicles, there is potential for abuse.

Fleetmatics REVEAL’s fuel card integration can help eliminate fuel card abuse.

You can identify if the fuel pumped into the vehicle exceeded the tank of the assigned vehicle, or even if the company vehicle wasn’t at the pump at the time the fuel card was used.

So, you can take control of your fuel cards and stop paying far more than you need to.

4. Reduce fuel-wasting driver habits

Poor driver habits can hurt your fleet’s efficiency and waste fuel, particularly if the engine is left running while making a delivery or forgetting to shut down the vehicle before jumping out.

Fluctuating fuel prices have a big impact on budgets and an idling engine can use up to three litres of fuel an hour, which is a waste of time and money.

Fleetmatics REVEAL gives you visibility into where fuel is being wasted, empowering you to change your drivers' behaviour quickly.

When excessive idling occurs, owners can receive alerts and notifications, which allow you to monitor the engine idle time for each of your vehicles.

Detailed monitoring will help reduce your fleet’s overall idling time, thereby saving your business unnecessary fuel costs.

Find out how Fleetmatics REVEAL’s fleet management solution can help your business reduce costs and increase bottom line. Visit www.fleetmatics.com.au to learn more!

Company details: Fleetmatics
Phone: 1800 039 642
Web: www.fleetmatics.com.au
E: infoaus@fleetmatics.com

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