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How Public Sector Fleets Can Optimize Fuel Management

Monday, November 11th, 2019
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Both private and public sector fleets rely on managing bulk fuel efficiently. Because of this, both sectors focus on creating a manageable budget. For public fleets, there is an added factor having to work with government funding. With this in mind, public fleets could look to the private sector for ways to enhance efficiency and cost-savings.

How private fleets manage their fuel

Many private sector fleets outsource their fuel management or have a dedicated employee or department. Supplier and distribution decisions, dispatching, ordering, and invoicing are all parts of this management. Two of the main benefits of either choice are centralized fuel management and optimized supply decisions.

What is centralized fuel management?

For managers that have to take care of multiple fleets, centralized fuel management can help save a significant amount of time. Commercial fleet managers can better handle fuel cost volatility, make decisions for all fleets at one time, and reduce the capital of these costs.

For public sector fleets, these benefits (and more) are not difficult to acquire. As a fleet manager, you can use a combination of fueling delivery/storage and fleet cards. This will help you track and distribute resources to all vehicles with more precision. Smaller municipalities can see decreased management costs as well by working with the right supplier.

Optimizing supply decisions to save on fuel costs

You do not have to be an expert in the oil and gas industry to optimize your fuel management decisions and processes. By understanding your buying options and the most recent technologies, you should be able to start saving. Private companies use a variety of methods to purchase bulk fuel for their fleets.

  • Buying fuel at a retailer: Depending upon the size of your fleet and where it is located (a city or rural area), this may be a good option for you.
  • Mobile fleet fueling: This method entails a supplier to come directly to you, no matter where you are. This is a probably better option for construction companies and others in the private sector.
  • Using cards and card locks: Your fleet may be able to fuel up at designated stations that are not staffed. These are convenient, especially in rural areas.
  • Bulk fuel supplier: You can work with a bulk supplier to come up with a management plan. If you need fuel every once in a while, you can order when necessary. If you would prefer a contract (which can help you avoid high price fluctuations), suppliers can do this too.

The choice you make when choosing how to fuel your public sector fleet will rely on many factors. These will be unique to your situation, so it is best to have a solid understanding of what your needs are. You should also look into additional fees that come with your supply of fuel, extra services like automated management, tank rentals, and tank monitoring. The goal is to streamline processes as much as possible to increase efficiency and save money.

Working with Kendrick Oil Company for bulk fueling

To learn more about fuel management and bulk fuel Products and Services for the public or private sector, contact the experts at Kendrick Oil Company. We serve clients throughout Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, and Louisiana. Give us a call at (800) 299-3991 or Contact Us by Email today.