With fuel prices varying greatly across the country and an overall rise in the price per litre it is more important than ever to monitor your fuel consumption and ensure your drivers are driving efficiently as possible.

Research commissioned by shell shows that 50% of fleet managers believe tackling fraud and misuse could cut their fleets costs by 5% or more and with fuel accounting for 10% of total expenditure for fleet operators, it makes sense to be using Fuel Smart from NIBC.

Fuel Smart Pro will give a live view of your vehicles performance and running costs. The technology produces accurate reports per driver and journey covering MPG & true fuel costs. With an individuals driving behaviour having the biggest effect on the output of a vehicle, managing this will produce fuel cost savings.

Producing a range of reports in an easy to use format, the statistics of all your drivers can be viewed per journey with driver league tables and scorecards also being generated.

As an existing NIBC Corcra customer, Kilkenny based global horse transporter George Mullins had the telematics fitted to his fleet of 11 transporters.  Their 15 drivers then underwent driver training in 2017. As a result of the training coupled with Fuel Smart from NIBC George Mullins saved a massive €1800 off his monthly fuel bill.

Conor Patton, NIBC Business Development Manager, explains, “Fuel price is at the forefront of our customers minds whether they run hundreds of HGVs, fleets of vans or simply staff cars. Its price has a direct impact on their profitability.

For our haulage customers, Fuel Smart Pro displays the KPI’s (Excess RPM, Harsh Braking, Cruise Control, Engine Idling etc.) that are directly responsible for a vehicles MPG and performance. Analytics are fantastic, but unless they are delivered to the driver in a meaningful and ‘to the point’ way, behaviour change and progress are unachievable. Our individual driver score cards are easily read and can be ran per journey or over a specific time period, league tables can be customised to target specific areas of improvement saving management time delivering the message to the drivers.

The two latest additions to our range of fleet management solutions provide a suite of reports showing fuel card usage exceptions, accurate MPG’s and fuel reconciliation.  These new products has been developed for van and car fleets as these tend to have less mileage and use less fuel.”

Fuel Smart Lite  uses the vehicles actual location from Track Smart, reconciling fuel card usage and has already proved successful for customers by providing a centralised report for multiple Fuel Cards. By combining data sets from Track Smart, it calculates MPG from GPS mileage and fuel purchased.  As both sets of data have time:date and location, exceptions are shown and have already proven misuse of fuel cards and theft of diesel.

Track Smart Pro uses an accelerometer to measure movement which enables NIBC to report on Harsh Acceleration/Braking/Left Turn/Right turn. This can be combined with idling, over speed and journey data to measure the drivers/vehicles against each other by a user friendly league table.

NIBC now gives our customers with LCV and car fleets a complete package on the same portal as our Fuel, Tacho, Trailer and Camera Smart solutions.  We are now in position to support our customers entire fleet and the feedback and new fleets coming on board is very exciting.

For More information on Fuel Smart, or any of the fleet management offered by NIBC please call 02894 485422.