Idiot-proofing your fleet: Avoiding the 10 dumbest mistakes you can make managing your fleet fuel expenses

May 10, 2011


While it is true that it is easy for one silly mistake to have a real effect on some less-than-savvy fleet managers, the right system can help any business avoid the pain of costly mistakes (and that sting from smacking yourself in the forehead when it’s your fault).

So, for the next 10 days, we’re taking a look at how a fleet card can keep your fleet safe from any of these top 10 blunders.

1. Giving Too Much Detail

The Problem- Too much information going to upper management can result in the reports being over-analyzed or the point being lost in the flood of information. Either way, the fleet manager can look bad.

The Solution- If you try to shuffle through a box of receipts one by one with your manager, they’ll probably be asleep in ten minutes. The reporting provided by a fleet card makes sure that your managers get accurate information on your fleet fuel spending with whatever level of detail you desire. Go over every transaction or simply look at the budget vs. spending. Now you look like an efficient fleet-managing machine.

Visit us tomorrow for our response to the #2 mistake you can make managing your fleet fuel expenses


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