Workshop: Fuel Management 101
The Fuel Management 101 workshop gives fleet managers practical advice and tools to help you save money on fuel and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Withfuel consuming a large part of a fleet's budget, improving fuel efficiency will make your company/organization more competitive and improve your bottom line. And with emissions standards getting tougher and more customers looking at the environmental credentials of their suppliers, cutting your greenhouse gas emissions is becoming essential as well.
Who should attend?
This workshop is designed for managers, particularly fleet managers, who are looking for ways to achieve fleet efficiencies and drive down costs. Companies that run mixed fleets, school buses and highway trucks, from owner operators to those with fleets of 500+, can benefit from the training.
By participating in Fuel Management 101, you will acquire the skills you need to create and implement a fuel management plan that works for your company, and then to measure and improve on it over time.
What will participants learn?
Fuel Management 101 is a full–day workshop that combines classroom instruction with case studies and group work to encourage participants to share experience and skills. Each of the four workshop modules gives the participant hands–on training with sample worksheets and formulae for calculating baseline measures and fuel consumption, fuel reduction opportunities and actual savings. The workshop facilitator will also provide guidance on how to put together a clear and actionable fuel management plan to put cost savings into place. On completing the workshop, each participant will understand how to:
- benchmark your fleet
- create a successful plan
- sell your plan to management
- implement your plan
- analyze your results and chart a future direction
Introduction and pre-program review
Create a fleet inventory and establish a fuel use baseline
In this module, you will create your fleet inventory and understand how you are using your fleet. You'll learn how to calculate your annual fuel consumption and establish your fuel use baseline. This will allow you to calculate the fuel savings you make once you put a fuel management plan into place.
- Understand how to record and organize data for fleet inventory management
- Be able to calculate baseline energy performance of all vehicles and vehicle categories in the fleet
- Know how to calculate fuel consumption and green house gas emissions
- Possess the tools and skills to evaluate current in–house practices and how to improve them
Determining and evaluating fuel saving options
In the second module, participants will look at short and long term fuel saving options, for example route and schedule management and driver training vs. installing heaters in long–haul vehicles. You'll learn how to evaluate the costs and benefits of each option, how to prioritize various options and how to outline a clear and compelling case for implementing new strategies.
- Be able to suggest and collate a number of short and long term fuel saving options that can benefit the company/organization
- Know how to complete comparison tables for various fuel saving options and analyze the costs and benefits
- Compare and contrast the options available and present the information in a clear and compelling manner
Create and implement an action plan
In this essential module, you will learn how to write an action plan and present it to company management for approval. Topics include gathering and analyzing the information needed and making calculations on estimated savings and payback periods. Facilitators will help participants to indentify internal and external challenges to putting the plan into place and how to engage key decision makers within your organization.
- How to outline a plan of action for fuel management using the data and analytics skills acquired in the previous sections
- Be able to recognize the importance of timelines, assigning responsibilities, staff training, feedback and supplier vetting
- Understand potential challenges like team buy–in, unproven technologies, union concerns and customer response
- Know the key elements in an action plan and how to organize the information for best impact
- Be prepared to present the completed plan to decision makers in the organization
Analyze your performance
In the final module, participants will learn the importance of outlining the indicators of success for fuel management plans. You will understand how to put the tools in place to analyze performance and how these allow you to monitor the return on investment, report on savings made, identify any problem areas as they arrive, and improve where necessary.
- Know how to prepare reporting and measurement tools to evaluate fuel management plans
- Have the ability to analyze the information to improve and adjust the plans as needed
Register for a “Fuel Management 101” Workshop
ecoENERGY for Fleets is pleased to sponsor a series of “Fuel Management 101” workshops across Canada. If you are interested in hosting or attending a workshop, please contact us at: FuelManagement101@Bronson.ca.
For more information call (613) 960-7427 or Contact FleetSmart
Or write to:FleetSmart
Office of Energy Efficiency
885 Meadowlands, 3rd Floor
Telephone: (613) 960-7427
Fax: (613) 960-7340