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Fleet FAQ? Fuel Management

Q. What should I know now to best prepare my fleet for the connected future?

A. The latest fleet management solutions will take advantage of the Internet of Things (IoT) to provide fleet operators a wide range of benefits over the lifetime of their vehicles. These could include seamless payments, reduced fuel spend, driving analytics, preventive maintenance and, at the far end, autonomous vehicles. But this shift means businesses must have a data management strategy before implementing solutions.


To make the most of your investment, focus on the metrics you want to measure to address your most pressing operational issues. Then, think about which insights make sense to improve safety, reduce risks, streamline operations and elevate your bottom line. Once you have a data management strategy in place that meets your key goals, that’s where a consultant like WEX can help refine and define it for you.


ClearView offers actionable insights into fueling and purchasing behavior, with data served visually and even voice-activated via Alexa so you can understand easily. With WEX Telematics, you can track vehicle location, speed, fuel use, idling, driver performance and more. DriverDash lets you make fuel payments securely from inside your vehicle. Just a few examples.

Expert Bio

Answered by : Bernie Kanavagh from WEX

Senior Vice President and General Manager

A 27-year fleet professional, Bernie Kavanagh currently serves as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Large Fleet at WEX Inc. He joined the company in 1996 and his career has been a steady progression of increased sales and marketing responsibility. Kavanagh serves on industry related boards and is a frequent speaker at payment industry conferences focusing on fuel trends and technology in the payment space. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the College of New Jersey and is an active member of NAFA, AFLA, NCSFA and AALA. Prior to joining WEX, Kavanagh held a number of roles with Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Enterprise Fleet Management.

A 27-year fleet professional, Bernie Kavanagh currently serves as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Large Fleet at WEX Inc. He joined the company in 1996 and his career has been a steady progression of increased sales and marketing responsibility. Kavanagh serves on industry related boards and is a frequent speaker at payment industry conferences focusing on fuel trends and technology in the payment space. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the College of New Jersey and is an active member of NAFA, AFLA, NCSFA and AALA. Prior to joining WEX, Kavanagh held a number of roles with Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Enterprise Fleet Management.

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Q. How do partnerships inform future development of the connected car?

A. Partnership has been a core WEX value forever. And some of the legacy partners that we have are evolving, so those partnerships are looking and feeling a little different as everyone continues to evolve their products. We had a discussion with one of our big, long-standing FMC partners, and traditionally it's been supplying cards and fuel management service to their customers. But as they're starting to develop different mobile applications...

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