Research reveals hidden costs of operating business vehicles

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Updated Jan 21, 2010

Fuel management solutions provider Fuelman announced that it is releasing an 8-page fuel savings guide based on research conducted by Havill & Co. that uncovers the expensive waste that plagues business fleets, from theft to administrative time demands and employee downtime.

The guide, “Beware of Hidden Costs That Eat Away at Your Fuel Budget,” is based upon the findings of two market research studies: A multiclient study series entitled “The U.S. Commercial Fleet Market Forecast,” a survey of more than 1,100 fleet administrators nationwide; and a second Havill research project conducted in October that surveyed 300 fleet administrators regarding the costs of operating business vehicles.

“Fuelman’s goal is to help businesses of all sizes save money by eliminating unwanted spending, fraudulent purchasing, administrative inefficiency and other problems associated with fleet management,” says Pamela Bartz, vice president of marketing for Fuelman. “The data was quite revealing, so we wanted to share it with fleet operators to bring their attention to the unseen wasted money that many businesses lose each year without a comprehensive fuel and maintenance management program to expose it.”

The guide is available for download at,,, and