Fleet Maintenance for Fuel Optimization


Tips from Our Fleet Fuel Experts on How to Increase Your Fuel Value 

Guttman Energy knows that as much as our customers value the efficiency that our Fleet Fuel Card allows them, there are many more aspects that go into powering a fleet besides filling the tank. To get even more value out of that fuel that you’re getting on our card, our Energy Experts recommend optimizing all parts of your fleet through diligent, routine maintenance to make sure you are truly empowering your fleet and making sure your vehicles stay in top shape. 

Communication is Key

Communicating with your fleet drivers is a key component to maintaining your vehicles. By having a direct line of open communication with your drivers, you can set clear expectations for company vehicle use and conduct, safety, and ensure that they are educated on how to perform any maintenance procedures that may be their responsibility. You can also implement routine driver reports on their vehicles to keep updated tabs on any operability issues that may arise.  This communication, and therefore, pathway of knowledge both to and from the driver, is important when keeping your vehicles in top shape. 

In this same way, it is also smart to keep in frequent contact with your fleet maintenance provider. With check-ins as a regular occurrence, you can help to keep track of any looming issues, get problems addressed in a timely manner and are also more likely to be prioritized when you need assistance. 

Keep Vehicle Costs Under Control 

Having a certain amount of knowledge about your vehicle can help you to keep costs under control. As vehicles age, maintenance costs will rise. Staying on top of market trends and knowing both what your vehicles are worth and how they should be operating in their different stages of wear can help you to determine if/when to sell or repair old vehicles or buy new ones in a way that is the most efficient for your business, both in terms of operability and cost. 

Prevention is Key

Preventive maintenance like oil changes, tire changes, and engine cleaning must be performed regularly. Frequent tire checks especially are crucial to maintain both safety and fuel economy. Mark off time in your schedule at least once a week to inspect your vehicles.  If frequent checks are too much of a hassle with other responsibilities, you may want to consider hiring someone for the sole purpose of inspecting your vehicle’s—maintenance. It’s always a top priority, especially when it directly correlates to your fuel economy and efficiency. Guttman Energy’s smart solutions help you not only to fuel your fleet but help our customers to make the most of the power that our Fleet Fuel Card gives them. For more operability advice, tips on fuel efficiency, or to inquire about a fleet fuel card, our team has all the answers. That’s fueling intelligence. Give us a call at 724.489.5199

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