Ownersite.com Helps Operators
With Fuel Efficiency
With gas and diesel prices bouncing all over the place, Ownersite.com Founder and CEO Steve Eppinger offers strategies to save fuel. Ownersite.com is a cloud-based vehicle asset management platform optimized for small- to medium-size fleets.
“Some methods of improving mileage may appear negligible, given the amount of manual effort they require,” he says. “However, dismissing these ‘lesser’ improvements can be a fleet owners’ biggest and most expensive mistake.” Eppinger says that Ownersite can help operators:
• Look at MPG reduction potential cumulatively, not individually: losses from an out-of-tune engine (4 percent), under-inflated tires (1.5 percent), and the wrong oil (1.5 percent) combined is greater than driving at high speeds 20 percent of the time.
• Rank vehicle fuel economy (compared to what you expect) and then examine the worst underperformers more closely. If two 2006 vans are 25 percent apart in fuel economy, the poorest performer—or its chauffeur—needs serious help.
• Track mileage with each fill-up individually, not just averaged over time, to pinpoint the underlying causes of bad fuel economy.
The program not only tracks mileage and provides maintenance reminders, but offers solutions.
For more information, visit www.ownersite.com. LD06/12