Fuel Prices Rise

Fuel prices rose this week by 2p per litre. These increases are going to be compounded by the increase in VAT from 15% to 17.5% in the New Year. Drivers are reacting angrily to this increase, and are understandably worried about how they are going to be able to afford to run their company vehicles when they are struggling already with the recession.

Installing vehicle tracking can help to ease some of this pressure. Fuel consumption can be reduced by using applications on a tracking system such as reports on the way that the vehicle is being driven. The more inefficiently a vehicle is driven the more fuel it uses.

Alerts can be programmed on the tracking system when a vehicle is idling excessively or speeding. Employees can be reminded to keep within reasonable limits to minimise their fuel consumption.
Money can be saved on expenses, as by using a vehicle tracking system expenses claims can be validated, and inconsistencies corrected.

Poor journey planning can also use more fuel than is essential. By using a vehicle tracking system you can monitor the routes that your employees are taking to their destination, and identify where better routes can be used. This is called ‘route optimisation’, and is a key feature of many tracking systems.

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