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Lowering Idling Times Will Lower Fuel Costs

Lower idling of your vehicle fleet and cut down on fuel costs. This is how you do it.

By Radjen Ramdin

Fuel consumption

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.

2h 18min idling time with ignition on is quite excessive

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.

Fleet management

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.

In practice: how de SGR-Groep saves around 10% on fuel, maintenance, and repair costs annually with Axxon Tracking.

Prevent excessive idling with our GPS Fleet Tracking and Management Solution

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With Axxon Tracking you have simple, yet powerful tools to effectively monitor and manage your vehicles, temperatures, and other assets.

We provide businesses in the Caribbean with Industrial IoT tracking devices and management tools. Based on Curaçao, we service other islands ; Aruba, Bonaire, Sint Maarten, Antigua and Barbuda, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Barbados, Grenada, Anguilla, Dominica, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent, with GPS Tracking, Asset Tracking, and Remote Temperature Monitoring Solutions.

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