Tips from fleet operators like you
collected some tips
of the trade from fleet operators who’ve figured out ways to save (that maybe you haven’t).
Ship it to save a trip
“We are moving toward a system in which we drop ship medical
supplies to the patient’s home. Shipping costs are outweighed by
alleviating the cost of having the clinician come into the office to
pick up supplies,” said Larry Leahy, vice president of Foundation Management Services
, a home care and hospice services provider in the Southwest.
Weigh Your Delivery
of Lincoln, R.I. weighs every delivery, says Larry Gemma, co-owner.
Each truck used to haul 1,139 plumbing parts. The company removed 300
pounds of unneeded parts from each truck, and now the miles per gallon
on each truck improved from 7.1 to 7.35.
Find the Cheapest Gas
The article reminds us that fuel prices can and will vary as much as
20¢ per gallon within a couple miles. So before you set out, find the
cheapest gas on your route by visiting GasBuddy.com
Email Fuel-Saving Tips to Drivers
Shelly Lofgren, a fleet manager for Honeywell International
signs off her emails with fuel-savings tips like maintaining proper
tire inflation, maintaining posted highway speeds and no unnecessary
Get a Fleet Fuel Card
A fuel management program not only controls fuel costs, but
operating costs as well. It’s a good way to prevent unauthorized driver
purchases, by regulating when, where and how it can be used. There are
lots of programs out there. Be sure you find the card that fits your fleet
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