Make the Competition Green with Envy, Go Green and Reducing Fleet Costs at the same time. Fuel use remains a major cost for fleet owners and contributes to environmental degradation. The only way to lower your fuel bill and help improve the environment is by reducing consumption. iGateway high-quality GPS tracking systems include a variety of management features to help ensure that vehicles reduce consumption by using fuel more efficiently.
- Save on fuel costs
- Increase worker efficiency
- Reduce vehicle wear and tear
- Reduce greenhouse fuel emissions
Driver behavior directly affects fuel consumption with speeding and excessive idling as the two top offenders. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, maintaining efficient vehicle speed
provides a fuel economy benefit of 7-23%.
With iGateway vehicle tracking system, it’s easy for drivers to identify areas for improvement and take decisive action on key issues such as:
Speed Limits: Reduce fuel use and CO2, and improve safety, by monitoring for excessive speeds. According to recent studies, a truck traveling at 75mph consumes 27% more fuel than it does at 65mph and a van at 70mph consumes 12% more fuel than at 60mph.
Idle Time: The average cost for idling vehicles running at 800 rpm are .85 gallon per hour. Considering all factors, including any wear and tear caused by restarting, any vehicle that will be stopped for more than 60 seconds (except in traffic) should have the engine turned off. iGateway’s monitoring excessive idling is critical to fuel cost reduction by lowering idle times by up to 90%. Long-haul trucks can save up to Rs. 40,000 per truck per year (averaging 1,800 hours idling per year). iGateway vehicle tracking solutions provide fleet owners with a way to identify and correct poor driving habits. As driving habits improve, fuel consumption will decrease.
Route Optimization: You pay for every mile/kilometer, so even a small reduction in vehicle mileage can reduce costs and fuel pollution. Depending on the vehicle type, a decrease of 250 miles per month can translate to carbon reductions of roughly 160kg per month or 2 tons per year, plus a yearly cost savings of 50,000 Rupees. per vehicle. iGateway fleet vehicle tracking systems enable you to minimize distances using automatic route optimization based on time, distance, or avoided roadways.
Proactive Vehicle Maintenance: You can remotely monitor motor oil life, engine fault codes, and emissions control system status. Better oil-life monitoring could save over 100 million gallons of oil over 5 years. For every 1lb psi of tire under-inflation, around 4 million gallons of fuel are wasted each day. A poorly tuned engine can use up to 50% more fuel and produces up to 50% more emissions than one that is running properly. Depending on the size of your fleet, this proactive effort can lead to thousands or even millions of rupees saved in vehicle maintenance, repairs and replacement costs.
Driving Analysis and Training: Stop aggressive driving. Reduce sharp acceleration aka jack-rabbit starts, hard braking, and unnecessary idling events. Jack-rabbit starts and hard braking can increase fuel consumption by as much as 40%. Tests show that “jackrabbit” starts and hard braking reduces travel time by only four percent, while toxic emissions were more than five times higher.
In city driving, nearly 50% of the energy needed to power your car goes to acceleration. iGateway fleet tracking system helps you to find each of your fleet vehicle’s “sweet spots” such as the specific speeds, gear shifts, and acceleration where the best fuel efficiency can be achieved.
Customer Service: Diminish unnecessary customer service issues by as much as 95% through on-time delivery, accountability, and immediate responsiveness. With iGateway tracking system you can identify and send out the nearest vehicle, improve route optimization, and reduce cargo spoilage. Also you can increase customer retention by offering proof of the company’s green achievements.
Improve Vehicle Utilization: Drivers and fleet vehicle managers can realize huge savings in labor and fuel expenses because drivers aren’t sent out in search of lost trailers. Large fleet operators have recovered millions of rupees this way. Plus, you can avoid additional trailer purchases by lowering tractor-trailer ratios by 10% to 15%.
Paperwork Reduction: With a iGateways fleet management system you can automatically share electronic driver logs, fuel reports, employee time cards, and schedule analysis of dispatch and accounting systems. Because paper trails are no longer necessary, overtime and administration costs can be cut by 10% to 35%.
The iGateway fleet tracking system can correlate all this data with routing options, schedules, maintenance, and driving behavior to establish current baselines. Once baselines have been established, realistic goals can be set and the results can easily be measured by the iGateway fleet tracking system. Fleet management can instantly communicate the news to customers, investors, or other company stakeholders.