Fleet operators report fuel savings of 10-15% as soon as telematics and asset tracking systems are deployed in their fleets. Significant factors contributing to the fuel savings include:
Trucking, haulage, delivery, courier, service, rental and in-house fleet: all see similar fuel savings.
The US and ten Canadian Provinces are covered by the International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA). The requirements of IFTA place a burden on drivers and a risk of audit when information is not accurate.
Using GPS asset tracking, fuel monitoring and appropriate IT back-end systems, driver overhead can be reduced and accuracy increased. Operators gain protection on audit when geolocation and fuelling events are tracked. Drivers have more time to drive, load and unload and are subject to less paperwork.
The benefits discussed so far cover law-abiding aspects of fleet operations. We know that the high cost of fuel also encourages fuel theft both from the outside by criminals and from inside by rogue employees. Trimble asset tracking devices can be used to link fueling with geofence locations to detect improper draining of fuel. Some asset trackers can support fuel sensors separate from vehicle OEM systems.