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Usefulness of Vehicle Monitoring Devices

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

The vehicle tracking devices also informs you with the performance of your drivers. The devices checks the speed of the drivers and can keep track of the drivers who are driving fast, who are taking too many stops and which ones are using the vehicle for their personal use. Also, such useful vehicle tracking application will help in knowing the supervisors and managers about the driving skills of your drivers, which of your drivers have rough and poor driving skills which is dangerous both for him and people around him.

GPS enabled vehicle monitoring devices also helps in cutting down cost of business operation by saving thousands of dollars per month which is unnecessary spent as fuel charges. Studies conducted in various countries explains that using the vehicles systems integrated with vehicle tracking devices, the fleet management business owner can save upto 20% on their fuel expense. Therefore, such vehicle tracking system helps in complete fuel management. Some of the important benefits of these vehicle tracking systems is reduced overhead costs, improved compliance, identifying efficiencies and reduced vehicle accidents.

Working of GPS on vehicle tracking devices –

You must know that when the driving speed increases the vehicle starts consuming more fuel. As the aerodynamic increases and vehicle velocity have direct relationship with each other, therefore more fuel is consumed by your vehicle. You drivers usually drive fast as sometimes they are running late for delivery and other times they enjoy driving fast. this not only causes accidents but increases fuel consumption and your company have to bear uninvited overhead charges in form of fuel, police charges or accidental damages.

Vehicles enabled with GPS integrated vehicle monitoring system reminds driver’s about their speed check. This will help them in slowing down their speed as they are been tracked and warned by supervisor of the fleet management. Another advantage of vehicle monitoring devices to give directions to the location where delivery has to be made. This helps drivers to reach the location on time without wasting much of the precious time. Highly sensitive in nature, vehicle tracking system helps managers to keep track of their vehicle in any area of town and country.

Therefore, GPS enabled vehicle tracking helps fleet management companies in tracking their vehicle, keeping track on speed of their drivers’, ensuring safety of drivers and passengers, availability of their vehicle in city or country, cutting down the business operational charges therefore complete and efficient fuel management.

Save Money With a Fuel-Efficient Car

Monday, July 20th, 2015

When shopping for your next car, one of your very first questions should be, “What kind of fuel economy does it get?” Gas prices are so unpredictable that it is essential that you prepare yourself for escalating prices by making fuel economy your number one priority – so you can make driving a not-so-guilty pleasure again!

Selecting a fuel-efficient car

Here’s an example from fueleconomy.gov: A vehicle that gets 30 MPG will cost you $610 less to fuel each year than one that gets 20 MPG (assuming 15,000 miles of driving annually and a fuel cost of $2.44). Over a period of five years, the 30-MPG vehicle will save you $3,050. Now that’s a good chunk of change!
There are also fuel cost and savings calculators that can be used to help you make an informed decision when buying your new fuel-efficient vehicle.

A good place to start is online at fueleconomy.gov where you can review the mileage and emissions ratings of all the vehicles currently for sale.

Another good site is edmunds.com, which also carries the EPA mileage figures on the “Specs” page of each auto.

If you’re tired of emptying your wallet every time you fill up below is a list of cars that are rated the most fuel-efficient by Consumer Reports. These gas sippers listed below are also easy on the wallet.

Ford Fiesta SFE
Mitsubishi I-MIEV
Ford Focus Electric
Nissan Leaf
Chevrolet Volt
Chevrolet Cruze Eco
Toyota Prius
Honda Civic HF
Hyundai Accent
Hyundai Veloster
Mazda 3

Driving a fuel-efficient vehicle not only will save you money on gas, but such a decision has other, broader benefits, too. It reduces oil dependence costs, reduces climate change and increases energy sustainability. Clearly, it’s a decision you can feel good about!

If you are ready to purchase that new fuel-efficient car, your local credit union offers affordable and competitive financing options on both new and used automobiles. Some credit unions will even give a discount for fuel-efficient cars, for vehicles with a 40-highway mpg rating or higher. So you will save on interest while you’re saving on gas.

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