There are a lot of promises made about future technologies that will drastically improve fuel efficiency. Looking ahead at these possibilities is always wise, but it’s also worth paying attention to the strategies that can make an impact on fuel savings right now.
Futuristic technologies that promise to make trucks more efficient are exciting, but drivers still play a major role in fuel efficiency. Fleets that promote smart driving behaviors have the opportunity to improve fuel efficiency right now.
This strategy starts by setting fuel-based goals and incentivizing drivers to hit those benchmarks. Fleet leaders can do this by using a tool that goes beyond MPG and measures only the things drivers can control. These fair measures build the foundation of a realistic incentive program that promotes smart driving behaviors and an optimized bottom line.
True Fuel® Impacts the Present and Future
A tool like True Fuel® uses precise metrics to guide improvement in real-time, showing drivers exactly how they can shape up key fuel-wasting behaviors like idling, engine speed control, and excessive speeding. This active coaching engages drivers to practice better behaviors now and in the future.
By recognizing and rewarding these smart driving behaviors with fairly given incentives, drivers have one more reason to improve and commit themselves to the fleet long-term.
Fuel-based incentives programs aren’t a new concept, but they haven’t always worked. Systems based only on reported MPG don’t tell the whole story. The True Fuel® difference is that it normalizes factors that reported MPG can’t account for like the truck, the load, and the route. With True Fuel®, every driver is on the same playing field and knows exactly what they need to do to improve.
Fuel for Thought
Fleet leaders know the importance of strategic planning, but drawing out a map for the future begins by focusing on the present. Concerns about your fleet’s bottom line can be addressed right here and right now.
True Fuel® — a tool that steers drivers toward improved fuel efficiency in real time — will help get you there. When drivers have a clear path to improvement and a reason to stay on it, your fleet can start saving money on fuel and on turnover immediately.