Once developed, benchmarking programs are one of the most powerful tools in a fleet manager’s toolbox.

Benchmarking programs start with the development of a fuel data management system. Once in place, you can review key figures that indicate how to target your fleet programs and where problems are occurring.

A benchmarking program will allow you to better design purchasing strategies, idling reduction initiatives, and preventative maintenance programs.Benchmarking programs allow you to take the following steps:

  • Relate fuel consumption to business outputs.
  • Calculate average fuel consumption as an internal benchmark.
  • Identify high and low performing vehicles, employees, and/or departments.
  • Review results and identify cost and performance improvements.

With this information, you will be able to identify how to improve performance. These steps should be repeated regularly.

With E3 Fleet, benchmarking can be done against other fleets across the country.