Fleet management can help UAE companies control fuel costs

Advanced fleet management that monitor driving behaviour can help manage rising cost of fuel

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Fleet management can help UAE companies control fuel costs Fleet management solutions can improve driver behaviour and create more efficient operations, helping to control fuel consumption, says von Brodie.
By  Mark Sutton Published  August 18, 2015

Advanced fleet management systems could help companies in the UAE to manage rising fuel prices, according to fleet management specialist MiX Telematics.

The UAE Ministry of Energy deregulated fuel pricing from the start of August, resulting in a 24% increase in fuel pricing.

Brodie Von Berg, MiX Telematics Head of Sales for Middle East and Asia said that advanced fleet management solutions which are designed to improve driver behaviour can result in an average saving in fuel costs of around 10%.

Von Berg commented: "Deregulation should support the national economy in the long term, but companies will feel the impact immediately. That's why it's important for fleet managers to be proactive in ensuring the fuel efficiency of their fleets - and a proven way of doing this is through the implementation of a telematics solution.

"Similar to turning off the lights in unoccupied rooms at home, drivers should be guided in adopting a driving style that facilitates fuel efficiency; in essence, practicing energy conservation as a daily ritual in their profession. Avoiding excessive idling and driving within the speed limit are just two examples that reflect an economic driving style," he added.

Comprehensive fleet management solutions go beyond simply monitoring and improving fuel efficiency, to also address areas such as vehicle utilisation, servicing and licencing, and maintenance, while helping operators to prevent the driving of unnecessary kilometres.

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