Running a fleet can be an expensive investment and you may be looking to save on your costs as much as possible. Luckily, we’ve created a guide full of information and tips on ways that you can reduce the amount you are spending on your fleet! To find out more, keep on reading!
Right Vehicle For The Right Task
Maximising your fleet’s efficiency is a sure fire way to help you reduce your costs and choosing the right vehicle for the right task is essential for this. Using a large truck for small loads and short journeys is inefficient and not a good way to manage fuel consumption, so picking the appropriate vehicle for a journey is something to keep an eye on!
It’s no secret that under-inflated tires can increase your fuel consumption, so regularly checking tire pressure and inflating your tires to a safe level is definitely in your best interest if you’re looking to save fuel.
Regular Maintenance Checks
Having regular fleet maintenance checks carried out on your fleet can massively improve your fuel economy. Routine maintenance is also beneficial in keeping your fleet healthy and running smoothly too. These checks can help to spot problems sooner rather than later, and prevent costly repairs down the line.
If you’re delivering a heavy load as it is, or even a light one, removing any unnecessary weight from the vehicle will help to reduce your fuel consumption. This could be any kind of excess item that is adding weight to your vehicle.
Things like switching off your engine when parked and other driving behaviours that contribute to idle fuel consumption should be avoided. Vehicle fleet management services can be used to combat this and to analyse cost reports on each vehicle.
Route optimisation can make a world of difference to your fuel consumption and enhance the productivity of your fleet overall! Choosing the fastest and smoothest roads to transport goods will help to reduce fuel consumption!
Poorly maintained roads increase wear and tear, and give your vehicle more of a challenge, increasing the amount of fuel used up. You can find a range of route optimisation and fleet management services that are designed to improve the efficiency of your fleet.
Fleet Management & Maintenance Services
Here at Transcare, we specialise in commercial fleet maintenance as well as vehicle fleet management. We are a professional and experienced team who are ready to help you get your fleet into tip top shape.
For further enquiries or more information, feel free to get in touch with us here at Transcare today. Our team will be happy to talk to you directly and help you find whatever it is you are looking for!