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Fuel Efficiency

A large part of fleet management is the responsibility for ensuring that your vehicles are running as efficiently as possible. One of the most important ways to do this is to measure fuel efficiency. By understanding how much fuel your vehicles are using, you can make changes to improve efficiency and save money. Let’s take a look at why measuring fuel efficiency is so important and how you can go about doing it. 

1) Why Measure Fuel Efficiency? 

There are a few reasons why measuring fuel efficiency is important. First, it can help you save money. The cost of fuel is always fluctuating, and by monitoring your usage, you can make adjustments to reduce costs. Second, measuring your fuel usage can help you understand your impact on the environment and make changes to reduce your emissions. Finally, monitoring fuel efficiency can help you identify maintenance issues with your vehicles. If you notice a sudden drop in efficiency, it could be an indication that something is wrong and needs to be fixed. 

2) How to Measure Fuel Efficiency 

Now that we’ve gone over some of the reasons why measuring fuel efficiency is important, let’s talk about how to actually do it. The first step is to keep track of your mileage. This can be done utilizing V-Track’s milage management report. Once you have your mileage, divide it by the number of gallons of fuel used. This will give you your mpg (miles per gallon). For example, if you drove 200 miles and used 10 gallons of gasoline, your mpg would be 20. 

3) How to Improve Fuel Efficiency

Once you have an understanding of your current fuel usage, you can start making changes to improve efficiency. There are a number of ways to do this, but some common methods include reducing idling time, keeping tires properly inflated, avoiding excessive acceleration and braking, and planning routes in advance. Remember, even small changes can add up over time and lead to big savings! 

Conclusion: Measuring fuel efficiency is an important part of fleet management. V-Track can help provide ample reporting through GPS and Telematics monitoring.  Please contact us for more information on V-Track with V-Track Video to learn more about how to manage idle times.  We would be happy to share our experience and demonstrate our extensive capability