Vehicle Fuel Consumption & Fuel Costs Settings
With Route4Me, you can build an entire fleet of cars, vans, trucks, trailers, semis, or heavy equipment and then effortlessly and efficiently manage, organize, and coordinate them all from one platform. Route4Me provides flexible vehicle settings that allow you to design detailed vehicle descriptions that can best accommodate the particular needs of your business or unique business model. Route4Me also provides advanced permissions management tools that allow you to adjust the visibility settings of your entire fleet for your team with just a touch of the button (learn more). Moreover, to make sure that your routing operations are as cost-effective as possible, Route4Me enables you to easily track the fuel consumption of your fleet and then analyze it accordingly (learn how). For more convenience, you can individually adjust the fuel settings of each vehicle, as well as select the preferred measurement units for your entire account.
Distance and Fuel Consumption Account Units
To adjust the preferred distance and fuel consumption units for your Route4Me account, first, go to “Account Settings” from the navigation menu.
In the “Preferences” section, you can adjust the following settings:
- – Distance Units: Miles or kilometers;
- – Fuel Consumption Units: Miles per gallon (US), miles per gallon (UK), liters per 100 kilometers, kilometers per liter, or miles per liter.
To apply the changes, click on the “Save” button.
Once updated, the selected distance and fuel consumption units are accordingly applied to all metrics throughout the platform. NOTE: The selected distance and fuel consumption units do not affect any metrics in any way. Once the units are updated, the system automatically re-calculates the data to be displayed in the preferred format.
Fleet Vehicles Fuel Consumption Settings
To edit the fuel consumption settings of a particular vehicle, first, go to “Vehicles” from the navigation menu to open the list of all vehicles associated with your Route4Me account. To learn more about fleet visibility permissions and the Route4Me Global Vehicles List, visit this page. Next, click on “Edit” next to the vehicle that you want to modify.
After that, scroll to the “Fuel” section accordingly.
In the “Fuel” section, you can modify the following fuel information of the opened vehicle:
- – Fuel Type: Unleaded 87, Unleaded 89, Unleaded 91, Unleaded 93, Diesel, Electric, or Hybrid;
- – City, mpg: Average fuel consumption in the city (units can be adjusted – learn how);
- – Highway, mpg: Average fuel consumption on the highway (units can be adjusted).
To apply the changes, click on the “Save Vehicle” button. NOTE: The selected fuel type and defined fuel consumption both affect the costs of your routes. To learn more about Route4Me’s fuel consumption costs analytics, visit this page.