True Cost of Fueling
Take a deep dive into every aspect of our landmark study, including the impacts of time, distance and frequency on the True Cost of Fueling over five blog entries.
Aug 05, 2020
by Austin Brizgys
Revealing new research by Geotab, one of the largest telematics companies in the world, has unearthed data about the impact of out-of-route detours and time spent at the gas station on businesses.
Everyone knows trips to the gas station take only 5 or 10 minutes. But Geotab’s freshly-collected data indicate that a gas station stop actually tacks on more than
20 minutes to each vehicle trip.
An additional week’s paid vacation
for every employee
The reality is that 20 minutes spent fueling is 20 minutes spent not actively working toward company goals, both short- and long-term. Depending on your industry, that’s one more lawn mowed, 2-3 additional packages delivered, another house call, sales call or new estimate sent. Twenty minutes spent fueling is 20 minutes not spent on essential job functions, like extra safety and sanitation measures, especially relevant in times like COVID-19.
That time spent fueling adds up to more than 31 hours per year, per employee. That’s not just a small trip. That’s almost a week’s paid vacation for that employee.
So how do we sidestep the inefficiency caused by the time suck of getting gas from the gas station? Simple. A mobile fueler like Booster Fuels removes the trip to the gas station altogether by delivering fuel to your vehicles directly from the wholesaler.
It cuts the paid downtime to get to the gas station to zero. For a deeper explanation of the research and its implications on your business, have a look at our ebook here.
But if you’re Interested in learning more about how mobile fueling might be able to help you reclaim efficiency, productivity and profitability, email me. Let’s talk about how Booster can help you capitalize on this opportunity today.
Sep 12, 2020
by Austin Brizgys
How much time does it take to go to the gas station? New data examining over 14 million trips shows us that gas station stops are further away than we think.
Depending on where you conduct business, the impacts of time and mileage for trips to the gas station can be more than you think or way more than you think. This distance adds unnecessary vehicle wear and tear and increases CO₂ emissions.
Using Fuel to Get Fuel
You’ve gotta spend money to make money, right? The same is true for burning gas to get gas.But just how much of an effect do average trips to the gas station have? Based on a compilation of multiple data sources, every truck in your fleet burns over 13 gallons of fuel every year just to fill up.