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While the price of fuel is outside your control, your response to these costs will significantly impact the success of your fleet. Rely on us to deliver the latest viewpoints, trends and forecasts so that you can develop a shrewd, incisive approach to fuel management.

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Photo courtesy of iStockPhoto.com. Conventional Fuel Management Strategies That Work
Fuel is one of the largest expenses associated with owning and operating a fleet, typically, second only to asset acquisition and depreciation. Here are some strategies to mitigate the effects of fuel price fluctuations and increases without impacting service levels.
Illustration by Armie Bautista. Fleet Operating Costs Remain Flat In 2013
Operating costs for fuel, replacement tires, maintenance/repairs, and preventive maintenance (PM) oil drains were flat in the 12 months ending August 2013 compared to the prior 12 months.
Analyzing Fleet Fuel Cards
First, determine if your fleet could benefit by utilizing a fleet fuel card provider. Then, analyze your company’s fleet to determine its needs. Finally, start asking the right questions.
MY-2014 Buying Inclinations Point to Improving Economy
Commercial fleet managers report improving business conditions, which will increase new-vehicle ordering in the 2014 model-year compared to the prior year. Fuel efficiency continues to be the primary selection criterion for fleets.
Proven Strategies to Reduce Fuel Spend
Fleets are seeing significant savings by focusing on improving the fuel economy of existing vehicles and acquiring newer, more fuel-efficient models.

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Hidden Costs That Eat Away At Your Fuel Budget

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Going Green, Saving Green: A Fleet Manager's Guide to Alternative Fuels Best Practices

While the case for alternative fuels is compelling, knowing how to implement them in your fleet isn’t always obvious. How do you roll out green initiatives without raising operating costs and exposing your fleet to market fads?

 

Level III Data: A Fleet Manager's Fundamental Tool

Data is the most important tool in a fleet manager’s toolbox. Knowing what’s being spent, and how, empowers managers to make the right purchasing decisions for their fleets without leaving it up to individual drivers. The more specific your data, the better informed your decisions will be. That’s where Level III data capture can help.

 

Case Study: At Merck, Fleet Card Program Helps Boost Efficiency, Save Over 10% On Management Costs

To cut fuel costs and maximize fleet efficiency, Merck needed more precise transaction data and controls than any credit card could offer.

 

Skip the Credit Card -- Fleet Cards Make More Dollars and Sense

With gas prices back on the rise, now more than ever fleet managers must tightly monitor and contain their fleet's fuel costs. For large and small fleets alike, doing so requires the right information presented in the right way.

 

Cost Plus vs. Retail Minus: Separating Fact from Fiction

For many fleet managers, attempting to curtail fuel costs feels like bailing out the Titanic. Retail gasoline prices have been on an upward trajectory in recent years, and higher prices seem to be here to stay. Given this environment, it’s no wonder that discount-oriented pricing plans, such as cost plus, have thrived; in tough times, everyone chases a bargain. Learn how to select the best plan for your fleet.

 

 

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Fuel Saving Strategies Survey

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