Fuel Management

Sacramento Reduces Fuel Costs & Improves Productivity with Telematics

January 27, 2011

SACRAMENTO, CA - The City of Sacramento's recent implementation of vehicle telematics has led to significant reductions in fleet fuel consumption and operating costs. The City equipped more than 400 vehicles with electronic fleet management products from Zonar Systems, according to a release from the company.

"Utilizing trip-level metrics on operator behavior and vehicle performance directly impacts behaviors and leads to improved fuel efficiency," said Keith Leech, fleet manager, City of Sacramento. "Visibility into fleet operations brings automatic accountability that impacts workforce productivity."

The City performed an ROI analysis with a sampling of 184 of the City's fleet vehicles representing 14 different vehicle types. "The analysis identified savings in excess of $60,000 a month in fuel costs alone, quite an impressive figure considering the cost to equip those 184 vehicles was just over $110,000. Simply stated, the Zonar system paid for itself in just two short months," Leech said.

The solution optimizes vehicle routes, monitors vehicle performance, identifies opportunities for improvements in driver behavior, and streamlines the pre- and post-trip inspection process, according to the release.

Comment On This Story

Comment: (Maximum 10000 characters)  
Leave this field empty:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.


Fleet Management And Leasing

Jack Firriolo from Merchants will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Public Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Amin Amini from Verizon will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Fuel Management

Bernie Kanavagh from WEX will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Recent Topics

would anyone be willing to share there salary ranges for equip tech I thru III, and a welder salary range also

View Topic

I am requesting feedback on how often you replace street sweepers? Also, when you surplus the old sweeper, what has brought you the...

View Topic

Fleet Documents

1106 Fleet Documents (and counting) to Download!

Sponsored by

The name given in the UK to a lease financing arrangement where the vehicle appears on the lessee's balance sheet and where the lessee has the option to purchase the leased asset at the end of the lease term for a nominal amount.

Read more

Fuel Saving Strategies Survey

View our 2008 survey to benchmark your fleet's fuel and green strategies with other fleets.

Fuel Calculator

A managed fuel program can help you save time and money and gain control over the way you fuel your vehicles. Determine your potential savings by using our fuel calculator.
Launch Fuel Calculator 

Fuel Prices

U.S. Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Prices.

Launch Fuel Prices