10 Tips to Improve Fleet Fuel Economy

- 10:00 am - May 28th, 2024

Fuel costs are a major concern for fleet managers. Here at Southside Fuel, we want to help your business save money and reduce its environmental footprint. Check out these 10 tips to improve your fleet’s fuel economy:


  1. Fuel-efficient vehicles: Invest in fuel-efficient vehicles whenever possible. Consider aerodynamic design, engine size, and fuel ratings.
  2. Route optimization: Plan efficient routes to minimize travel distances, stop-and-go traffic, and idling time.
  3. Preventive maintenance: Regular maintenance ensures optimal engine performance and fuel efficiency. Address minor issues promptly to prevent them from getting worse and causing costly repairs.
  4. Driver training: Train drivers on fuel-saving techniques like smooth acceleration, maintaining speed limits, and avoiding aggressive driving.
  5. Tire management: Keep tires properly inflated and aligned to reduce rolling resistance and improve fuel efficiency.
  6. Reduce idling: Discourage excessive idling, especially during deliveries or breaks. Consider installing automatic idle shut-off systems.
  7. Keep your trucks light: Remove unnecessary weight from vehicles whenever possible. Every pound counts when it comes to fuel consumption.
  8. Telematics technology: Utilize telematics systems to track driver behavior, fuel usage, and identify areas for improvement.
  9. Fuel cards: Consider using fleet fuel cards to monitor purchases and identify any potential unauthorized activity.
  10. Onsite fueling: Having fuel delivered to your worksite eliminates the need for you to leave and get it yourself. Save some gas when you choose fleet fueling.


Implementing these tips and partnering with Southside Fuel for high-quality fuel products and services can significantly improve your fleet’s fuel efficiency and keep your business running smoothly. Visit our commercial services page and contact us for any questions.

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