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Fleets continue to use tried and true methods to curb fuel spend, but as technologies evolve and new trends arise, staying on top of new developments in the industry becomes essential as well.

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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.

Vocational Fleets By the Numbers

Vocational fleets are everywhere, and that's not surprising. They are among the largest vehicles operators in the country, keeping the wheels of commerce, and the country as a whole, in motion.

10 Strategies to Curb Medium-Duty Truck Operating Costs

There is ongoing upward pressure on operating costs for medium-duty truck fleets. Factors impacting operating costs are volatile diesel prices, replacement tire costs, and longer service lives, which are increasing maintenance expenses due to component failures, escalating parts prices, and higher labor rates. Here are 10 strategies fleets are employing to mitigate these cost increases.

How to Determine What Size is the Right Size

Rightsizing is more than simply utilizing smaller displacement engines or vehicle downsizing. It involves ensuring the optimal number of properly spec’ed vehicles are available for fleets to fulfill their mission.

Legitimate Concerns About Green Fleet Initiatives

Should the innovators of today, the market leaders of the next generation, create mobility based upon antiquated fuel? The long-term answer is no, but until then, we can’t hide our heads in the sand. There continue to be legitimate fleet concerns about going green. We can’t hope to truly “green” corporate America’s fleets (beyond simply being public relations statements) until these issues are resolved.

Change Propels State Farm to Success

Managing one of the largest corporate fleets in the nation is a big responsibility. State Farm Insurance’s Dick Malcom, the company’s fleet administrator, has the resume to do the job.

Total Fleet Cost is Proportional to Fleet Size

Every fleet manager is feeling the pressure to reduce costs. The best place to have maximum impact is to reduce overall fleet size and/or modify vehicle composition. A fleet's total cost is directly proportional to the total number of vehicles in operation, which drives all fixed and operating costs, such as fuel, replacement tire expenses, depreciation, accident repair costs, etc. If you can reduce overall fleet size, all other cost categories will decrease correspondingly.