The Importance Of Effective Construction Fleet Management

Fuel stands as a vital resource within the construction industry, powering heavy machinery like diggers, excavators, trucks, and loaders. With diesel constituting over 90% of fuel use, these heavy-duty vehicles incur significant costs. For instance, a standard excavator can consume up to five gallons of fuel per hour, costing approximately £270 for a 10-hour work period at current diesel prices. In this blog post we will explain the importance of effective construction fleet management.

Construction Fleet Costs: What Are They?

Addressing these high costs doesn’t necessarily mean scaling back on projects. Fleet managers in construction can explore various strategies to streamline operations and reduce expenses. Some of the heavy hitters are:

  • Diggers
  • Excavators
  • Bulldozers
  • Trucks/HGVs
  • Front loaders

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Construction Fleet Cost Reduction Strategies

Optimising Fuel Expenditure

Fuel card services like those offered by Fuelwise facilitate substantial savings through weekly fuel price updates, ensuring you are always paying the latest market price. Employing fuel cards can lead to significant discounts on fuel purchases, contributing to a substantial reduction in diesel expenses. Additionally, consolidating all fuel expenditures into one account allows fleet managers to gain valuable insights for informed decision-making. The system that we provide our customers with is called Velocity Fleet.

Harnessing Technology for Efficiency Gains

Integrating advanced technology into fleet management systems offers short to medium-term efficiency boosts. Implementing telematics systems, for instance, enables real-time vehicle tracking, route optimization, and improved project deadline estimations. Customizable fleet management tools tailored to specific operations can be instrumental in enhancing overall efficiency.


Reducing fuel costs is critical for construction businesses. Exploring avenues like fuel card services and upgrading technology can lead to tangible savings while maintaining operational effectiveness. To learn more about optimising your fleet’s efficiency, feel free to reach out to us via our inquiry form below. Or, if you are ready to apply then check out how to get a fuel card.


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    Why our customers choose Fuelwise
    VES Transport

    VES Transport

    “I have been using Fuelwise fuel cards for many years and both the product and level of service is exceptional. To manage my business daily I use Velocity to monitor fuel spend and transactions and e-Route helps my drivers find any of the thousands of sites available with the Fuelwise fuel card. My Account Manager is always on hand to help and goes the extra mile to ensure everything is running smoothly”.

    MDE Installations

    MDE Installations

    “Fuelwise is very customer focused and were able to provide what I needed for this project where others couldn’t. The e- Route app helps our engineers find Core sites instead of Non-Core sites which helps with efficiencies and cost savings. Velocity is well managed, and I can create plenty of reports and my Account Manager is always on hand to help. With GPS Tracking built into Velocity I can view distance travelled, speed etc. and driver contact details without having to open another system.”

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