Over the past several weeks, the steady climb of fuel prices has the transportation and consumer industries abuzz with rumors of prices hitting as high as $5 per gallon at the pump in 2012.
Article after article is citing the rising cost of fuel – various factors have been explored – from the potential conflict in Iran, to the increasing demand for fuel, to more expensive seasonal formulations of gasoline and diesel. What fleet owners can’t ignore is that the price of fuel has historically increased, year over year – with significant spikes along the way, making for a bumpy ride. You can view the increasing fuel price trends here.
So, what can you do in the face of fuel increases and constant volatility? Many companies are turning to GPS Fleet Management Systems (AKA VehicleTelematics) to help decrease their mileage, optimize their productivity, and reduce overall fuel consumption. Vehicle telematics solutions can help to identify idling problems, assist with fuel-saving driving behaviors, and preventative maintenance issues, saving time and money.
And remember, GRG Fleet Solutions’ experienced fleet management team is available to help you by conducting an operational analysis of your fleet and driver habits and scheduling practices. Contact us to learn how you can save today.