When the weather warms up, gas prices tend to go up as well. Many people believe the higher prices are only because of an increase in demand during the spring and summer seasons. However, having more travelers on the road isn’t the only explanation. Starting in the spring, the petroleum industry begins the switch to summer-blend fuels, and this process is a huge contributor to the result of higher prices.
Understandably, your company can’t do anything about higher gas prices as the weather warms up, but you can control how much gas you have to buy. One way to monitor your fuel efficiency is by using GPS fleet tracking to control the amount of fuel your company uses. With this system, you can account for all fuel costs associated with travel, idle time, and heavy traffic. By tracking your fleet, you can see where you may be wasting fuel, or if your employees are using excess fuel for any reason.
Using a GPS fleet tracking system monitors the time a truck is out on a service call, whether the vehicle is driven after hours, the next scheduled maintenance, and when take-home vehicles actually arrive at home. These aspects are important in monitoring any wastefulness or inefficiency in the company’s fuel consumption and will make it easy to correct the problem as soon as possible.