One major operating cost driver today is excessive fuel consumption. When an employee does not take the optimized route, idles excessively, uses the vehicles for personal use to runs errands, or speeds excessively for a lengthy period of time, fuel consumption can certainly be affected. Some best practices can curb excessive fuel consumption. Real-time alerts can be set up to detect excessive speeding or idling. Location alerts detect when a vehicle crosses into an area where it should not be. Route optimization gives the employee the fastest, most optimized route from point A to point B. To manage maintenance items, alerts can be set up for things like oil changes and tire rotation. With these tools, you will not only lower fleet cost, but you will also provide better customer service.