Managing the Financial Side of Commercial Fleets

Fuel Management

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Stable Fuel Spend Keeps Lid on Overall Operating Costs

The stability of fuel pricing has been the No. 1 factor contributing to keeping operating costs flat in calendar-year 2017. Since fuel makes up the largest portion of fleet operating costs, it has helped keep a lid on overall fleet spend.

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Can Fleets Subscribe to a Vehicle?

For fleets, technology is enabling a more efficient way to use vehicles, increase utilization, and more precisely match the type of vehicle to usage.

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Types of Driver Reimbursement

There are four types of driver reimbursement models: IRS business mileage reimbursement rate, a fixed allowance, the Fixed and Variable Reimbursement Rate (FAVR), and a hybrid model that uses the FAVR guidelines but delivers the driver payment in a cents-per-mile model.

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Driver Reimbursement Perks and Pitfalls

While fleets typically gravitate toward company provided models, there are legitimate reasons they might want to consider utilizing a reimbursement program. However, there are a number of caveats fleets should consider.

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Ways to Reduce Fleet Fuel Costs

Even with the current low cost of fuel, fuel continues to account for a large percentage of a fleet’s operating budget. Today, there are a number of strategies companies can implement to reduce the amount of money spent on fuel.

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Top 10 Strategies to Reduce Fuel Spend

These are some of the tried-and-true methods that fleets should consider when looking to reduce fuel costs.

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Analysis of 2016 Fleet Fuel Spend and 2017 Forecast

The stability of gasoline and diesel prices over the past 36 months has been the No. 1 factor contributing to keeping fleet operating costs flat. Vehicle acquisition and used-vehicle prices are strongly influenced by low fuel prices.

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Best Practices for Managing Fuel

Even with lower prices, fuel continues to be among the top costs for fleets. Fleets share some of their best practices to manage fuel.

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50 Ways to Reduce Fuel Spend

Keeping fuel spend low is the No.1 challenge fleet managers face. The fluctuation in gasoline and diesel prices over the past few years has given fleet managers a sobering reality check on how quickly the price of fuel can cause operational budgets to hemorrhage.

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How to Implement a Fuel Hedging Program

Fleets can manage the risk of rising fuel prices with financial instruments known as fuel hedges.

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