Balancing compliance with cost efficiency

Striking the perfect balance between compliance and cost-cutting will be high on the agenda for managers, engineers and technicians now and for the foreseeable future.

Ensuring your vehicles, drivers and maintenance providers all comply with the mandatory standards, is a condition of all operators ‘O’ Licences, otherwise any less than this is deemed to compromise safety.

Whilst the above is imperative, it is equally important to ensure our businesses are running at optimum efficiency. We cannot afford to be complacent when our competitors are cutting costs to improve margins. The difficulties come when deciding on the sensible measures that the business can reasonably accommodate, and ensuring they are truly sustainable.

balanceCutting fuel costs is often overlooked as the general consensus can be that we have no control over the cost of fuel. That ignores the other issues surrounding fuel costs such as driver behaviour or efficient lubrication.

No costs-cutting exercise can be undertaken without initial expenditure but if the long term, and   sometimes the short-term gains exceed any outlay who could possibly afford to ignore the potential saving?

Recent in-house research conducted by Terry Brown our Fleet Manager has demonstrated that switching from a conventional engine oil to Mobil Delvac 1 has cut our fuel bills by 5%. Mobil Delvac 1 meets or exceeds the latest industry and OEM specifications. We have found the perfect balance between compliance and cost efficiency in Mobil Delvac 1.

To find out how you can cut costs and stay compliant with the latest emissions regulations contact us on 0800 980 6172

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