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The benefits of being more fuel efficient - aside from saving money

The benefits of being more fuel efficient - aside from saving money

Financial benefits are only one of the advantages of being more fuel efficient.


Fuel expenditure is one of the single biggest outlays for all companies that operate in the transport and logistics sectors.

It does not matter whether they are private delivery companies, public transport providers or firms who just need to use large numbers of vehicles to ferry staff around the country, a business can directly benefit from saving money on its fuel expenditure. The savings come with very few disadvantages and despite the huge financial benefit that fleets can garner from adopting a more fuel efficient approach, there are a number of other advantages available to all companies who utilise a more sustainable approach in their operations.

The processes that are needed to implement fuel efficiency are varied, but holistic options such as driver training, technology and incentive schemes put a business in a great position to benefit from a range of other financial improvements. This makes them a much more savvy green investment for some fleets than alternatives such as hybrid technology and biofuels.

Improved safety record

If a firm invests in driver training schemes to help lower its fuel spend and supplements this with technology to monitor the progress it is making, then they will also find that its drivers are less likely to be involved in a crash. Techniques that are taught during driver training such as anticipating the road and speed control will not only maximise the use of fuel, but can help make the driver more alert to any potential dangers, allowing them to have a higher chance of avoiding them. Companies that have a fleet that is involved in fewer road traffic accidents will not only save money in repair costs, but minimise driver downtime and lower insurance premiums.

More engaged drivers

Staff morale is important to any business and companies that use telematics and driver assist technology to help inform incentive schemes can ensure that their workers are engaged and on board with the overall corporate objectives. Initially, this will see drivers focus their efforts on improving their individual fuel efficiency, but driver training and associated incentive schemes can help to nurture a more responsive, engaged and ultimately happy workforce.

Smaller carbon footprint

Authorities and the government are always looking to improve the air quality in the UK's major cities and lessen transport's impact on the environment. Fleets that are working towards higher mpgs are reducing the size of their carbon footprint by getting the same amount of work done while using less of the Earth's resources to do it.

There are also more tangible benefits, with many clients and customers looking favourably on companies that can demonstrate an environmental concern.
Reduced maintenance costs

A company that aims to improve its fuel efficiency via driver training and telematics monitoring technology will find that its drivers are more careful and conscientious out on the road. As mentioned, this will help improve a company's safety record, but it will also reduce wear and tear on vehicles which, apart from fuel, is one of a fleet's other most costly expenses.

Fleets can benefit from both a prolonged vehicle lifespan and reduced vehicle downtime, as the number of repairs that are needed decrease.

 

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