It’s a classic tale. We all read it as kids: The Tortoise and the Hare . “I manage a fleet of vehicles, why are you talking to me about a children’s book?” GLAD YOU ASKED! HERE’S WHY:
The optimal speed for your vehicles for peak efficient MPG is 55 mph
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- 60 mph = 3% LESS efficient
- 65 mph = 8% LESS efficient
- 70 mph = 17% LESS efficient
- 75 mph = 23% LESS efficient
- 80 mph = 28% LESS efficient
What if you were notified via smartphone or computer when one of your fleet vehicles is not only exceeding the speed limit, but, way out of an optimal, efficient speed range? Well, since it’s even more dangerous to text and drive, you could call that driver and have him or her reduce their speed. Which, in turn, demonstrates to all fleet drivers that they need to practice proper, safe driving protocols.
Translation: Better, Safer Drivers = Money Saved on Gas and Money Saved on Accidents
That’s the power of Smart Fleet’s GPS Tracking Software and that’s why we brought up the children’s book The Tortoise and the Hare… to ensure that your fleet is always the Tortoise, and always wins the race.