Maximize Your Fleet’s Efficiency with Fuel Monitoring: Start Saving Today!

The fuel efficiency of a fleet represents the competency of fleet management. To ensure the optimal performance of your fleet, it is worthwhile to invest in both time and resources. In addition to offering insight into fuel usage, fuel monitoring solution also helps you in reducing the environmental effect of your fleet by providing you an insight into your fleet’s carbon emission, making your fleet operation more efficient and environmentally friendly. To analyze the fuel efficiency of your fleet, it is important to consider both fleet performance and driver behavior. Adopting good driving habits, performing regular maintenance, and making necessary modifications can help not only streamline fleet operations but also improves the bottom line. 

What factors should be considered to maximize fuel saving? 

When fleet management strategies are combined with the right tools, they offer a digital blueprint to maximize your fuel efficiency which enables you to execute smooth fleet operations. There are multiple factors that must be taken into account to determine the fuel efficiency of your fleet which involves both internal and external factors, such as aerodynamics, axle load, tire pressure, rolling resistance coefficient, and engine technology (petrol, diesel, hybrid or electric), driver behavior, etc.

The aerodynamics of trucks are complex, what works best for one fleet may not be best for another. Fuel economy can be improved by retrofitting your vehicles with aerodynamically designed components. To find a good fit fleet needs to go through some trial and error to streamline their vehicles 

Axle load 

Fuel consumption is significantly influenced by the distribution of cargo weight. Besides that, additional weight carried by the vehicle increases aerodynamic drag, which lowers fuel efficiency. To maintain a lean fleet, try removing the additional cargo container while not in use. 

Time Pressure

Under-inflated tires increase your vehicle’s drag, which results in low fuel economy. But how much exactly? According to research, 10 % of under-inflation increases fuel consumption by 2 %, 20% under-inflation increases fuel consumption by 4% while 40 % of under-inflation below the recommended level, can increase fuel consumption by 8%. 

Driver Behaviour

The way a vehicle is driven has a huge impact on how much fuel it uses. For instance, harsh braking and harsh acceleration can have a significant impact on fuel economy. Eagle-I driver behavior can track driving patterns to spot unsafe driving behavior and provide managers the information they need to coach drivers and modify behaviors. By promoting safe driving habits, fuel economy can be improved. 

Big Data and fuel efficiency

Fuel consumption is a big data fleet stat essential for controlling costs, and reducing CO2 emissions. With big data, Eagle-I provides the ability to accurately measure the variations in fuel across the fleet on a larger scale. 

Eagle-I provides you with an in-depth analysis of fuel consumption about 

  • How much fuel was refilled at a specific time interval? 
  • How much fuel is getting drained on daily basis? 
  • How much fuel is consumed by a vehicle per trip? 
  • How much fuel is wasted by vehicles during idling? 

Get a detailed breakdown of your fuel consumption analytics with Eagle-I fuel monitoring solution and use these big data reports to help make decisions on future vehicle procurement and driver coaching based on the insight. 

To learn more about the features and benefits of a comprehensive fleet management program, contact our experts today to discuss your specific needs and get a free demo. 

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