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Real-World Fuel Reduction Strategies

Fleet professionals share their day-to-day and long-term strategies to cut fuel costs through teamwork, efficient operations, and doing a little homework.

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Having the Money-Saving Touch

Valero’s fleet administrator, Randy Burwell, has a knack for finding ways to save the Texas-based refinery company money and keep the fleet working at peak efficiency.

Commercial Fleet Buying Intentions for MY-2013

Although 2013 is shaping up to be comparable to 2012, some commercial fleets are increasing vehicle orders due to improved business or accelerating replacement schedules to take advantage of the strong used-vehicle market.

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.

Slow Recovery Requires Fleet Managers to Adapt to the 'New Normal'

With the economy in a continued slow-motion recovery, fleet managers have had to be resilient and creative in doing more with less. The result: Budgets may have shrunk, but the bottom line has increased.

Commercial Fleet Buying Intentions Remain Cautious for 2011-MY

Corporations continue to be uncertain about the strength of the economic recovery. As a result, companies remain cautious about their fleet ordering volumes. Many are right-sizing vehicles and lengthening replacement cycles.

Valero Extends Mileage as Vehicle Quality Increases

Since extending its replacement cycle in 2004, Valero saved more than $200,000 per year for a total of $654,000 through 2007.