At Fuel Express, we know that fleet management requires time, understanding, and the right tools. That’s why we’re here to help. Here, we offer a few suggestions that can help improve your fleet management solutions and smooth out your operations:
Set a Budget
Fuel is one of the largest parts of a fleet company’s budget. This makes it important to set a fuel budget goal and stick to it. In order to help you do so, Fuel Express fuel cards offer budget management tools. On each fuel card, you can set up purchase restrictions to limit the number of unapproved items your drivers buy. You can also set up spending limits to make sure they don’t spend too much. By using these tools on each card, you can take better control of your budget.
Choose Employees Wisely
While you’re the one managing the fleet, it’s still crucial to choose the people you manage wisely. When it comes to supervisors or directors, choose individuals you can trust to get the job done. They should be able to work under pressure and be familiar with how your company operates so they can step in when needed. In addition, your drivers should also be people you can count on to complete deliveries or appointments on time. For tips on hiring the best fleet drivers, read our blog.
Maintain Your Vehicles
Your fleet vehicles are the heart of your operation; they’re the ones that get your drivers to and from their destinations. When your vehicles operate properly, your drivers can depend on them with confidence. At Fuel Express, we suggest scheduling regular maintenance for your vehicles to keep them reliable and running well. This includes things like tire rotations, oil changes, fluid flushes, and more.
The great thing about our fuel cards is they’re not just for fuel. You can designate each card to be used for fuel purchases, maintenance purchases, or a combination of both. This lets you easily keep track of what you spend in maintenance costs and can help you set a more accurate budget for better fleet management solutions.
Knowing what’s going on with your fleet drivers and vehicles can be the key to better management. At Fuel Express, we offer GPS Solutions that you can add onto your fuel cards. You’ll have access to mapping, real-time traffic updates, and personal messaging to help you and your drivers choose the most efficient driving routes. In addition, you’ll have access to a variety of reports and alerts that you can set to better track your drivers. With our GPS Solutions, you can enjoy things like:
- Drive time summaries
- Gas usage/MPG data
- Idle times
- Out-of-range incidents
- DTC alerts
- Vehicle diagnostics
- Ignition start/stop times
- Service reminders
- And more!