Lowering Idling Times Will Lower Fuel Costs
By Radjen Ramdin
One of the primary costs related to your fleet is fuel consumption. The goal is to use fuel as efficient as possible. This we can achieve by lowering Idling times thus covering the most distance possible.
Idling and excessive idling
Idling is when a vehicles engine is turned on but the vehicle is not moving. Excessive idling means that the vehicle is idling too long. This can happen for instance when you are unloading a truck with the engine on. Another example is during lunchbreaks when a vehicle is static and the engine is not turned off. This is considered misuse.
Our solution provides accurate idling times data which is of great value for the fleet manager. To start the fleet manager can determine what idling time is acceptable, considering his kind of operations. This varies per vehicle. In our reports the fleet manager can get an overview of the locations where the vehicles idle and for how long. The fleet manager can also set up notifications for when the vehicles idle excessively.
If implemented the right way fleets can lower fuel cost up to 30% by lowering idling times.
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