Route4Me Fuel Costs Analytics
With Route4Me, you can effortlessly track the fuel expenses of your entire fleet of vehicles. Route4Me allows you to define what kind of fuel each of your vehicles runs on, as well as the average fuel consumption of each vehicle so that you can get detailed statistics on how much fuel was used by a particular vehicle on any given route. Moreover, you can define a custom price for each fuel type and then track how much it costs for a particular vehicle to finish the assigned route or even the price of gas it takes to drive from one route stop to the next one. Being aware of how much fuel your fleet consumes and how much it costs your business enables you to make your routing operations and logistics transactions as efficient as possible. In addition to that, fuel consumption statistics can help you to detect and prevent unauthorized vehicle usage, driver idling, overloading, and more (learn more here).
Setting Up Fuel Prices for Your Account
To set up the preferred gas prices for your fuel expenses statistics, first, go to “Costs” from the navigation menu.
Next, define the current (custom) price for each fuel type and then click on the “Update” button to save and apply the changes.
Defining Fuel Type and Consumption for Vehicles
Next, define the corresponding fuel type(s) for each vehicle in your fleet. To do so, first, go to “Vehicles” from the navigation menu.
After that, open the vehicle for which you want to define a particular fuel type and fuel consumption.
In the “Extended Information” tab of the opened vehicle, use the corresponding fields to define the fuel type used by this vehicle, as well as the vehicle’s MPG in the city and on the highway. To learn more about managing your fleet of vehicles, visit this page.
Assigning Vehicles to Routes for Tracking Fuel Consumption and Expenses
To track how much fuel is consumed by one of your vehicles on a particular route, first, assign this vehicle (with the corresponding predefined fuel parameters) to this route. To do so, in your Routes List, click on the gear icon next to the route to which you want to assign the vehicle and then select the corresponding option from the menu.
Next, select the preferred vehicle from the list and then click on the “Apply” button.
After that, open the route to which you assigned the corresponding vehicle and then open the route’s manifest to view all fuel-related metrics. To do so, go to “View” and then select “View Manifest” accordingly.
In the route’s manifest, first, check the “Fuel” box in the header and then check the “Fuel from Start” and “Fuel Cost from Start” boxes accordingly. To learn more about customizing your route manifest, visit this page.
After that, in the “Fuel from Start” and “Fuel Cost from Start” columns, you can view how much fuel is used by the assigned vehicle for visiting each route stop, as well as the cost of fuel that it takes to visit each route stop.
Exporting Route Data with Fuel Consumption and Costs
To export the route’s fuel consumption and costs data, in the Route Editor, first, go to “File,” select “Download as” and then select “Export CSV” from the list.
Next, use the search to find all preferred fuel-related data items, check the corresponding boxes to add them into the export file and then click on the “Export” button to finish. To learn more about exporting your routes, visit this page.