Did you know that monitoring the speed that your vehicles drive can be profitable to your company?
Excessive speeding can dramatically reduce fuel efficiency and increase your fuel costs, but many of us don’t realize by just how much.
It’s true. Your vehicle’s gas mileage decreases once it gets past its optimal speed. For most vehicles, this is around 55 mph. This means that every time you go over this speed, you’re essentially wasting fuel and money. You’d be surprised to learn that a slight decrease in your highway driving speed could significantly reduce your fuel consumption, while only adding a few minutes to the travel time.
According to studies backed by the Department of Energy, the average vehicle will be at its advertised peak efficiency MPG at 55 mph. As the speed increases you lose up to 28% of efficiency when traveling at highway speeds!
– 3% less efficient at 60 mph
– 8% less efficient at 65 mph
– 17% less efficient at 70 mph
– 23% less efficient at 75 mph
– 28% less efficient at 80 mph
Are Your Easy Fleet GPS Speed Alerts Set? Are You Coaching Your Drivers?
Easy Fleet GPS real-time speeding alerts ensure your drivers are driving in a safe manner, and will provide significant savings in fuel cost.
Easy Fleet GPS offers two types of speed alerts. One is a top end “threshold” alert. Set the threshold at, for example, 70 mph, and if a driver exceeds that alert you will be notified that they exceeded that speed.
The other alert is a “posted speed” alert. Set this alert to be triggered if a driver exceeds, for example, 12 mph over ANY posted speed limit on any road. Real-time alerts can be sent to your email or phone, or you may want to simply have a daily or weekly speeding report sent to you showing all violations.
Use these alerts and reports to coach your drivers, and watch your fuel costs shrink!