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Do You Really Know Your Expensive Vehicles and Drivers?

Vehicle tracking has grown to more than simply knowing where your vehicles are. Our Fleet Management Tracking Devices can feedback very valuable information to allow you to cut vehicle related overheads. These amazing and interesting facts will leave you thinking twice about not needing a great tracking company.

Primary Factors Contributing To Direct Fleet Costs

  • Fuel

  • Tyres

  • Scheduled maintenance

  • Personnel remuneration

Hidden Costs Related To Speeding and Idling

The ideal speed for the average truck is 80 km/h – 90 km/h. Power required to cruise at higher speeds is as follows:

  • 100 km/h – 73% more horsepower

  • 115km/h – 159% more horsepower

  • Exponential rise in engine wear and tear

Effect On Fuel Cost and Fuel Economy

  • Each 1.7 km/h above the ideal speed of 80km/h, fuel consumption increases by 1.5%

  • A truck that averages 8 km/litre at 80 km/h will average 6.5 km/litre at 100 km/h

Effect On Tyres

  • Tyre wear will almost double at road speeds over 115 km/h

Effect On Maintenance

  • Gears, bearings, clutches and drive trains wear faster at higher speeds

  • Increasing speed from 80 km/h to 100 km/h increases maintenance costs by 38%

  • Increasing the speed to 115 km/h increases the maintenance costs by 80%

Effects Of Idling

  • Idling damages an engine twice as quickly as normal driving.

  • One hour of idling, is equivalent to between 80 – 120 minutes of driving.

Effect On Accidents

  • At 115 km/h, stopping distance is 82% greater than at 80 km/hr