New fleet guide from TMC addresses growing mpg ‘reality gap’
TMC has published a free guide showing fleets how the use of real-world fuel consumption data can improve fleet budget forecasts and cost management.
According to the mileage and expenses management specialist, the average gap between advertised and actual fuel consumption can now be up to 30%, with some drivers falling as much as 50mpg short.
The firm also says that nearly 50% of business drivers use £1,000 more fuel each year than predicted by official data.
In response, the e-booklet on ‘Real World Fuel Data – Why it matters and how it will save your business money’ looks at how using real-world mpg data can help fleets get back in control and enable enhanced fleet management. The guide also offers pointers to achieving changes in drivers’ behaviour and choices to improve fuel efficiency.
Paul Hollick, managing director of TMC, said: “When mpgs are all over the place, expected cost savings don’t materialise. Budgets become unpredictable. Low carbon vehicle policies don’t live up to expectations and reimbursing drivers becomes increasingly problematical.
”By using real-world mpg data, fleets can get back in control. They can introduce strategies to remedy poor performance and propagate best practice and they can reassess vehicle policies.”