Sustainability is the name of the game for many businesses these days. With environmental concerns at the forefront of many customers’ minds, companies must adapt their practices to adopt greener methods that will allow them to continue operations while helping the environment. Many fleets are left wondering: what practices can we adopt to become more sustainable without compromising our efficiency or funds? Azuga offers many options that will keep your company sustainable and productive while saving you money. We will break these down for you below.
Sustainability is just one of route optimization’s many benefits. Azuga’s route optimization software is a technology that uses algorithms and machine learning to help drivers get from Point A to Point B in the most efficient manner possible. How is this a green technology? That lies in its fuel efficiency. Route optimization saves an immense amount of fuel that fleets would otherwise waste on inefficient routes. There are many other benefits to route optimization, including:
- Improved customer service
- More vehicles on the road
- Increased shipment capacity
- Reduced liability
- Reduced insurance costs
- Reduced maintenance costs
- Reduced fuel costs
Route optimization has many uses for fleets, not just for determining routes but also for determining how many drivers to use on the road, what delivery windows drivers should give to customers, and the ability to adapt to changing delivery needs with ease. Combining route optimization with fuel cards is the best way to maximize fuel savings in your fleet. Find out more about route optimization in our glossary or our blog article: Techniques & Strategies for Fleet Route Optimization.
There are many ways that GPS tracking can make your fleet more sustainable. One of these ways is by helping you to rightsize your fleet. This means having the correct amount of vehicles in your fleet. If you have more vehicles than you need in your fleet, not only will that increase your overall costs and fuel, but it will also increase your environmental impact. GPS tracking can help you determine how the vehicles in your fleet are used. This way, you can narrow down vehicles that are not getting much use and eliminate them from your fleet. Utilization reports help you achieve this goal by highlighting where your fleet is used and where resources are wasted. It is a necessity when it comes to cutting the fat and creating a sustainable, eco-friendly fleet.
Azuga’s GPS fleet tracking is easy to use, affordable, and accurate, so you never have to worry about missing a thing. Track on the computer or a mobile device for the utmost convenience, and get access not only to usage reports but a variety of reports that help you make any number of decisions regarding the efficacy of your fleet.
Azuga’s maintenance reminders are an asset for an array of reasons. Most obviously, keeping up with vehicle maintenance saves money on costly repairs further down the road. Preventing breakdowns reduces downtime that costs the company money and puts employees out of work. And best of all, keeping vehicles well maintained keeps drivers safe on the road. But one benefit that may not be apparent is that maintaining vehicles makes them more ecologically friendly. For example, keeping a vehicle’s tire pressure at the proper level lowers its fuel usage. Repairing a cracked gas cap can prevent harmful emissions. Many factors one might not even think of contribute to a vehicle’s sustainability.
Azuga’s scheduled maintenance add-on helps you keep all of your vehicles in their best shape. The maintenance dashboard tells you at a glance what vehicles need attention, and alerts and reminders help you keep track without even having to glance at all. You can keep track of your vehicles’ service history all in one place, and easily determine patterns and recurring issues with certain vehicles or certain routes. It’s extremely useful for fleets to keep their vehicles’ maintenance up to date so their fleets can stay sustainable.
Becoming sustainable is a common goal among many modern fleets, and many of these fleets achieve this goal with Azuga. Azuga offers top-of-the-line route optimization software, maintenance reminders, and GPS tracking that help fleets manage their everyday activities with ease. Find out what you can do with Azuga by reaching out to an expert today.