Ways to cut fleet costs
Cost. Control. Convenience.
In the current financial market all fleet managers are seeking ways to cut costs and get a higher ROI from the services they use. So as your business is our business, we've pulled together some key ways to save which will allow your business to succeed without compromising on either safety or quality.
1. Fuel Card – don’t accept higher fuel prices
While you can't change the price of fuel at the pump, you can control your fuel spend by introducing a fuel card. With the 'pay and reclaim' model, you often pay at a higher rate than actual costs of fuel, whilst with a fuel card, you pay the actual cost. There are savings to be made in admin time by eliminating the hassle of dealing with the reclaims process by replacing it with a fuel card. You can also control where your drivers fill up by using a fuel card, for instance, the RAC Fuel Card gives drivers access to a growing network of over 1,000 garages, including lower cost supermarkets.
2. Reduced admin costs with telematics
Telematics helps you take control of your fleet, and track where your vehicles are 24/7 from your smartphone or laptop. The easy-to-install harware provides round the clock tracking of your vehicles, the routes they have taken and how they were driven. This functionality rich product also boasts a host of benefits including route optimisation and geo-fencing to give you complete control.
You can also make efficiency savings from reducing false journeys and encouraging good practice.
3. Incentivise better driving
Another significant way to reduce fuel costs is by improving driving style. Telematics can help to identify costly driving practices, such as fast acceleration, and a fuel card can monitor MPG performance. Why not use this data to incentivise good drivers with rewards and identify training needs? You can also use telematics to assess if your drivers are taking unnecessary detours or using your vehicle for private usage, again helping to reduce fuel costs.
4. Accident Management and Breakdown
Don't risk losing money, and even customers, unnecessarily when your vehicles breakdown or are involved in an accident. Our Breakdown service and premium Accident Management product, Rapid Repair, minimise downtime and get your vehicles back on the road quicker.
Start saving now
These are just some of the ways that you can save money with RAC fleet products. Get in touch with our expert customer service advisors for more information.
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