When you are running a transport business, keeping costs low is important. Of course, one of the main costs in transport is of course fuel. Saving money on fuel is something that all transport companies aim to do, and there are a few things that you can do to ensure that you are keeping the cost as low as possible – it doesn’t matter whether you have a fleet of vans or HGVs, the same ideas apply.
Keep up to date with road closures and diversions – Ensure that you keep up to date with what is going on the roads around you and the areas your vehicles are in. If you are aware of this it will save you having drivers sat in huge traffic jams which wastes time as well as fuel.
Use Fuel Cards – Fuel cards are a great way to save money on your fuel as they offer a discounted rate – there are many available like this BP fuel card from Fuel card services, so have a look and see which type are suited for you and your operation.
Plan routes well – Good route planning is an important part of running a transport business economically. There are lots of good pieces of software which can help you to plan your routes, and this will ensure that you don’t have drivers doing wasted mileage. Other ways to do this include servicing certain areas on certain days.