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Checklist to cut fuel costs

Tracking driver routes, cutting down on aggressive driving and stopping out-of-hours use are among a checklist of fuel-saving measures just published.

Using tracking devices in fleet vehicles can identify divergence from pre-planned routes, highlight if vehicles are being used out of office hours and can identify if staff are driving in an aggressive way and, therefore, using more fuel.

Other items on the checklist include reducing the amount of time a vehicle is idling and keeping on top of maintenance.

Andrew Yeoman, managing director of Trimble MRM, said: “For anyone managing anything from one to 100,000 vehicles the key focus now has to be on using less fuel, yet scaling back on customer services is often not an option.”

Trimble claims that vehicle tracking and following up on its findings can save around 6% on fuel costs.

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