On average, there can be up to a 28 cent spread between the lowest and highest prices for diesel within a three-digit zip code. With such a broad pricing range and the traditional fluctuations in fuel prices, it’s not hard to see how the ability to set guidelines, monitor and influence fleet driver behavior could translate to very real, measurable cost savings.

How to Improve Costs with Fleet Driver Behavior

10.20.15

Drivers could have found lower fuel prices 54% of the timeOn average, there can be up to a 28 cent spread between the lowest and highest prices for diesel within a three-digit zip code. With such a broad pricing range and the traditional fluctuations in fuel prices, it’s not hard to see how the ability to set guidelines, monitor and influence fleet driver behavior could translate to very real, measurable cost savings.

 Motivating drivers to go the extra mile (pun intended) to purchase the cheapest fuel on their route requires clearly drawing a connection between driver behavior and cost impact. While that may sound like a relatively straightforward proposition, most fleet managers are challenged by helping their drivers to understand and take responsibility for their role in making financially responsible fueling decisions.

 Comdata FleetAdvance is the Roadmap for Fleet Driver Behavior

 Comdata FleetAdvance is the most robust analytics tool for managing driver behavior and fleet costs in the industry. Through an interconnected online dashboard and mobile platform, FleetAdvance provides a host of actionable intelligence that can influence both driver and fleet manager behavior to create measurable bottom line improvements.

  1. Real-time data showing automated transactions and critical ticker data
  2. Benchmarks against other comparable fleets
  3. Scoring for every transaction

Fleet Advance DashboardThe highly customizable tool enables fleet managers to set goals, and monitor and score drivers, offices, regions, managers and more. This data is imperative for setting and measuring against KPIs, fostering accountability, and informing strategy.

FleetAdvance Mobile puts real-time, actionable information into your drivers’ hand. Via a smartphone app, It provides up to date fuel pricing and informs drivers of the current fuel prices reflecting company discounts across a five-mile radius, equipping them to make the most cost-effective purchasing decision.

For the fleet manager, FleetAdvance dashboard and scorecards aggregate and translate those decision factors into real analytics. For example, driver scorecards detail fuel scores, driver rankings against other drivers in the fleet or geographic area, and calculate any missed opportunities. FleetAdvance maintains this performance history within the system, producing a growing body of analytics that can provide actionable insight to fleet managers.

With this vital historic and current data in place, fleet managers can set and monitor their own performance and their drivers’ performance, enabling them to maintain, tweak or establish new KPI’s.

Most fleet managers have seen fleet scores improve more than 10 points and savings of more than six percent in fuel costs with FleetAdvance. Do you have the right information to encourage behavioral changes that drive meaningful bottom line benefits?