Cut Your Fleet Costs with These 7 Tips
Fleet optimization is the name of the game when it comes to saving money on your fleet fueling costs.
At MNOP, we help fleet owners get the most out of their fuel, and in particular, cut costs wherever and whenever possible.
We know the difference a dollar can make, especially in these uncertain times. As you and your fleet prevail forward through 2020, what are the best ways to save money on fleet fueling costs?
If you are curious to know the answer to this question, read on! We’re sharing our most effective strategies that help fleet owners save money on fuel and save a little stress, too. The more efficient and affordable your fueling costs, the better your management team can be to free up focus for other projects and tasks.
In this article, you will learn about fuel spending habits that can make or break your fueling costs, how to improve the fuel economy of existing vehicles, how to choose new fleets that have better mileage per gallon, and so much more.
If you are interested in saving money this year on your fueling costs, read on! Some of these tips you can implement and benefit from TODAY, while others will benefit your budget over time.
Now what you’ve been waiting for! Continue reading below for our insider information and proven techniques that will help you save on fleet fueling costs.
Cut Fuel Costs with These Top Tips!
⇩1 – Ensure Oxygen Sensors are Working Properly
Have you checked the oxygen sensors in your fleet vehicles lately? These sensors can tell you a great deal about how a given vehicle is running and utilizing fuel. These devices can become faulty and need to be replaced over time. Check them periodically and keep a record of their performance.
⇩2 – Make Sure Fleet Tires are Inflated Properly
It may be surprising to know that your tires can have a big impact on fuel efficiency. If you want to decrease your monthly fleet fuel costs, investing in the right tires matters. Periodic maintenance and inflation will be necessary to keep them in top shape. The tires will last longer, and you’ll get the most out of your money.
⇩3 – Choose the Right Fleet for the Right Route
The shortest and most direct routes will inevitably be the most cost-effective. It is worth it to take the time to map out routes that ensure fueling stops that are easily accessible, and that no unnecessary detours are taken.
⇩4 – Choose Smooth Roads
Bumpy or unkempt roads can cause damage to your fleet vehicles. If you know there are certain roads or routes that are particularly bumpy, be sure to redirect that route to a road that is smooth and safe.
⇩5 – Set Speed Restrictions
Driving at high speeds can actually decrease your mileage per gallon. Since every fleet and vehicle is different, you will want to determine the most efficient speed for each of your vehicles and stick within that speed range.
⇩6 – Watch Idling & Shift Smart
Step number 6 has to do with the habits of your drivers. It is good to periodically remind your fleet that idling for too long or shifting gears too late can lead to hiring fueling and maintenance costs over time.
⇩7 – Keep Loads as Light as Possible
A heavier load means your vehicle will have to work harder. Stick to an ideal balance of weight and efficiency. Overloading your vehicle will only damage your profits in the long run. It is best to use an extra vehicle and avoid overdoing it.
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MNOP offers a wide selection of high-quality gasoline and fuels for gas stations and fleet owners in the Pacific Northwest. We serve cities all over the Willamette Valley, including Salem, Portland, Eugene, and everywhere in between. No matter where you are, we guarantee you receive the right fuel you need, exactly when you need it.
Our round-the-clock customer service support keeps your fleet running smoothly. We offer you support for any product or fueling questions, as well as cardlock and other fleet management services. At MNOP, we value each customer and strive to give you the support your fleet deserves.
Check out our Fuel Products Page for more information about our fueling products. If you need lubricants, be sure to explore our wide selection of products over on our Lubricants Page. If you have a specific question about a product or service related to your fleet and fueling needs, please give us a call.
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