Use of Fuel Data Use of Fuel Data
It is, of course, perfectly possible and practical to run a system in-house, but this generally requires more effort on the part of drivers (never a welcome move!), and administrative resources to do the analysis work.
Either way, the big value is that once you have all the data, you can use it as you please. On the other hand, if you don't have the data, you have no choice - and you have no control.
Many businesses adopt a flat-rate reimbursement policy to repay drivers for the cost of fuel for business travel. Provided that the mileage claimed is accurate, this will at least provide some useful data: if the reimbursement rate is set to reflect the types of vehicle then it is up to the driver to control the fuel economy. However, this approach will hardly provide any valuable information towards any environmental improvement across the fleet - and that is becoming ever more urgent too.