PLUNGING prices at the pumps can add up to big savings for managers of business van fleets.
Chevin Fleet Solutions say that with the £1 litre now a reality in some parts of the country and oil prices staying low in the medium term, a proactive managerial approach could deliver substantial savings against planned business van operating budgets.
Simply guiding drivers towards the cheapest local outlets available could easily give you an extra five pence per litre
Ashley Sowerby, managing director, explained:
“When fleets were writing their current budgets, it is fair to assume that the vast majority did not foresee petrol and diesel prices falling in the relatively dramatic fashion we have recently experienced.
“Business van operators will rightly view these savings as a bonus but they should not sit back. Instead, they should ensure they are benefiting from the price competition that we are seeing.
“With a little online research to find the best prices available and by using their fuel cards and fleet software, they will be able to do even better.
“Simply guiding drivers towards the cheapest local outlets available could easily give you an extra five pence per litre above what you are already saving through the general price decreases across the market.
“Your fuel card data and the analysis tools available in fleet management software will let you see which drivers are complying and also allow you to demonstrate the kind of savings that are being achieved. It is a worthwhile win for relatively little effort.”