How GPS Vehicle Tracking Can Help You Save Money on fuel in Bangladesh
If you were asked to develop a list of the advantages of GPS vehicle tracking, fleet fuel savings definitely wouldn’t be near the top of your list. Are you aware of the whereabouts of your trucks in the field? Most likely at the top of the list! Is it possible to improve customer service? That’s correct as well. Is there any protection against car theft? Absolutely. Saving money on your fleet’s fuel costs, on the other hand? Yes, in fact. GPS car tracking can also assist you with this.
With the cost of fuel continually growing, the possibility to reduce fuel expenditures using GPS fleet tracking is becoming an even more compelling reason to explore it if you haven’t already.
How much of an impact can GPS tracking systems have on saving fuel costs? Let’s do the math! Assuming the price per liter is 89 taka and each field worker drives about 1600 miles a month (80 miles per business day). fairly standard in the field service business. You’d likely save an estimated 5000 taka per vehicle per month by having the ability to better control worker driver behavior such as slowing down, taking shorter routes and less idling. Doesn’t seem like a lot though when you time that savings by a fleet of five, over the course of the year we’re talking a potential savings of 2.8 lakh taka per year! Have a larger fleet? The savings really starts to add up.
So how does GPS fleet tracking help save costs on fuel? Here are the few top ways:
Catch Drivers’ Fuel-Wasting Behavior
When your drivers blow past the speed limit throughout the day, as they make their way from job to job (or to lunch and back), they’re costing you money. The same is true for hard braking, aggressive accelerating, and idling engines at job sites, you can monitor your employees’ behavior on the road, and learn which ones are driving your company vehicles responsibly and which need a good talking-to about fuel economy and road safety.
Locate Routes That Are Fuel-Efficient
Your dispatchers will be able to help your field service techs and other drivers discover the fastest—and most fuel-efficient—routes to job sites using iTracker’ traffic-overlay feature, which uses Google’s real-time data. Perhaps the most obvious route to a customer’s location follows a series of winding, hilly roads or is likely to be congested. These are the types of routes that use a lot of fuel. However, with your GPS tracking technology, you can frequently locate another route – one that is less visible and perhaps even less straight, but with fewer fuel-guzzling bends, hills, and traffic jams.
Spot Fuel Theft Right Away
Finally, if you don’t know when and where each of your drivers uses the company card to fuel up, you could not realize for a long time that a thief has stolen one of your drivers’ fuel card details and has been billing fuel to your account. However, you may link your fleet’s fuel card data into your GPS monitoring system with iTracker. That means we’ll check every fuel card purchase against the location of your vehicle, and we’ll notify you immediately if anything looks strange.
There are numerous advantages to GPS fleet tracking that can directly affect your day-to-day operations and overall bottom line. One of them is fuel expenditures, and the savings gained from just that advantage alone can more than cover the cost of GPS tracking.