Fuel is one of the biggest costs in the logistics industry, therefore it also offers a lot of possibilities to increase margins. Good fuel management is one of the key fleet management skills, as it can save the company 5% to 10% of fuel. If your truck uses 29,9 litres of fuel per 100 km* and drives 120.000 km per year, good fuel management saves you up to €32.400 per year per truck. This means that you save up to €3.240.000 per year if you have a 100 truck fleet. In this blog, we will discuss which variables have an effect on fuel efficiency for trucks, so that you are able to increase your fleet’s margin.
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To protect drivers, and the public from truck drivers that might be driving too long, the HGV driving hours' legislation was brought into place. This process of monitoring driving hours started with paper disks and evolved to the current downloadable digital tachographs and driving cards. Not only has the technology evolved but also the regulations have become even more strict over the past few years.