A new year begins with new promises and newer visions. Like it or not, it is time to reassess your previous 365 days and try to figure out what worked and what didn’t.
As we flip the calendar over to 2022 and wave goodbye to 2021, truck driver shortages, supply chain interruptions, and port congestion will likely continue. Fuel prices, in all likelihood, will continue to trend upward and maintenance costs will ratchet higher due to more companies adopting extended replacement schedules. Fleet costs will not only continue to increase but, in all probability, they will accelerate.
The reality is that most expenses impacting the fleet are beyond the control of fleet managers. Fuel is the highest operating expense facing commercial fleet managers, with price volatility creating tremendous challenges to planning and budgeting for this variable expense.
Tracking has become the calling card for all major companies in the previous year. Some companies managed to get ahead of the curve, others barely managed to catch up. Whichever category you fall in, this is the time to boost the tracking potential of your company to the next level. Here are some major pointers that top entrepreneurs incorporated in their new year plans.
Integrate all you can
Integration is something you hear a lot as a transportation business owner. The more complex your delivery operation, the greater a job it is to integrate all the systems you’re using. And yet it is precisely integration that will save you time and money from day one.
Link2Pump offers an open API for seamless and free integration with 3rd party software. Your fuel transactions and tank inventory data in the L2P system can interface via web service with basically any software platform, such as fleet fuel cards, billing programs, fleet maintenance, telematics, and much more. You can also export to text and spreadsheet files.
Fleet managers are facing tightening budgets, pressures to right-size their fleets and implement never-ending cost reduction initiatives in the pursuit of an overall reduction in total fleet costs. This is being complicated by increased acquisition costs from fleet service providers, upward pressures from unscheduled maintenance costs, higher fuel prices, and the lack of spare parts or delays in receiving shipments of components.
Link2Pump services account all across the US, helping businesses to save human and financial resources in the fuel tracking and reporting process. By automating and managing fuel dispensing from bulk storage tanks, we turn a complex process into a simple experience.
The Link2Pump Pedestal unit connects to your fuel dispenser, protecting your fuel from unauthorized use. The operator will be prompted for key information, like driver, vehicle number, and mileage. Only then the L2P unit activates the pump. While the operator fills up the tank, L2P records the gallons being pumped and uploads all fueling data to your online account once the transaction is over fueling data is available in real-time and you can see and manage it from any device. Cloud backup guarantees zero chance of data loss.
If you want to learn more about our solution and are looking for alternatives to improve the bottom line and productivity, please, get in touch.