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Fleet Management 2 min read

How can I make my fleet more efficient?

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Fleet efficiency is vital for economic success. Especially considering fuel alone can account for a quarter of operating costs. Location technology can help to optimize routing without costing too much or taking too long to implement.

Efficient route planning should be top of the list for businesses looking to improve their fleet. New vehicles can run into millions of dollars in cost and retraining drivers to operate in a fuel-efficient way can be incredibly time-consuming.

Location technology is the fast rollout hero — saving money and reducing overheads in very short periods of time.

Using location technology and improving route planning efficiency by single-point percentages can go a long way when it comes to scaling down fuel operating costs.

Route optimization and location technologies together allow tracking and analysis of routes, which — when analyzed — reduce fuel costs and improve driver safety — ergo everyone wins.

If fleet managers set aside time to assess operations, identify areas that need improvement and research and implement tailored strategies, they can make changes leading to increased fleet efficiency and fuel cost savings — and what business doesn't want a better bottom line?

There are other areas that can be improved alongside location technology though; promoting better driver behaviors such as fuel-efficient driving techniques may also help to minimize costs.


Ensuring vehicles are regularly serviced and maintained will help cut repair expenditures due to wear or breakdowns. Investing in alternative energy sources such as electric vehicles could reduce emissions while lowering fuel costs.

Training and mentorship programs can be used to ensure best practices are used across the entire fleet too. But all these longer-term solutions should be used in partnership with route optimization and location technology leading the way.

Additionally, using location technology will provide data-informed insights into how vehicles are being driven in terms of idling time and routing efficiency.


Improving fleet efficiency may seem like a daunting task; however, smart investments made upfront good data analysis and actionable strategies could result in significant returns down the line. With careful planning and execution, fleets can operate at peak performance and maximize profitability.

Implementing these strategies may require a significant investment at first; however well-managed fleets typically have a much higher return on investment in the long term.

Clare O'Reilly, Contributor, HERE360

Clare O'Reilly


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