This year’s Fleet & Fuel Management Summit is held on 2nd March 2017 in Johannesburg. The primary aim of this conference is to deal with major challenges facing the automotive industry and to discuss economic trends impact on fuel management in South Africa, as well as to learn about the technologies to reduce fuel and manage your fleet. The conference would provide an opportunity for manufacturers of fuel, fuel retailers and fleet operators to be able to meet the technological demands with their in-house systems and processes and to discuss latest technology to manage, reduce and monitor fuel.
“Fuel has always been a very critical element of fleet management due to high cost and the risk of theft and pilfering especially by drivers to supplement their income,“ says Charel Schickerling, Managing Director PTV Africa. There are many anti-theft devices and systems in the market place and technologies are used extensively to try and reduce a vehicle’s fuel consumption. These technologies are e. g. fuel additives, alternative fuels, aerodynamic designs, speed and engine revolution retarders and many more. Drivers are very critical in the effort to reduce fuel expenses and telematics are used e. g. to monitor over speeding, over revving, cut back engine idling time, ‘green band’ driving etc.
Charel Schickerling will talk at the summit about „Route Planning and Scheduling and the impact thereof on Fuel costs”. He is convinced, that a positive impact on vehicle’s fuel consumption is for a large part provided through operational management techniques: “The main aim is to reduce the number of kilometres travelled using systems to optimise route planning and scheduling. The reduction of kilometres through better planning has a major impact on fuel costs – not vehicle consumption necessarily but overall fuel expense. Another important issue is optimised fleet configuration and profiling. Doing strategic analysis and simulations using our tools, we can advise on the most economical fleet configuration and vehicle types to enable the reduction in fleet size and hence have a positive impact on the fuel expense. And last, but not least: depot location modelling is extremely helpful. Once a proper analysis is done in terms of the most ideal location of depots or warehouses in relation to customer locations (centre of gravity study), distances are reduced and hence have a major impact on the overall fuel expense.“
Fleet & Fuel Management: 02 March 2017
Time: 08:00 AM – 04:00 PM
Venue: Emperors Palace Convention Centre, Johannesburg