Fleet Management System Significantly Decreases ASEZA's Fuel Costs
CHALLENGE: The Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) was spending considerable resources operating and maintaining its fleet of cars, buses and other vehicles. A continuous rise in fuel prices and little control by management over vehicles after official working hours became a challenge for ASEZA.
INITIATIVE: The USAID/ACED Program teamed up with ASEZA’s Fleet Operation Division to install a reliable and cost effective fleet management system. Tracking devices using a global positioning system (GPS) were installed in 283 vehicles and 30 buses. To manage the system, software and hardware were procured and installed. A new operating room was established at ASEZA for its vehicles and at the public transportation company for the buses.
RESULTS: Using car and trip reports generated by the system, the consumption of fuel has dropped significantly.
Since the introduction of the system, ASEZA’s fuel costs have been reduced by 52% after three months of installation compared to the same period a year earlier. Effectively, the payback period for the system is six months, making it a sustainable and cost-effective solution to reduce fuel and maintenance costs of vehicles for the Jordanian government.
The system has not only significantly reduced operating costs of ASEZA's vehicles but management has also noticed that fewer traffic violations may take place as a result of the system. The trip reports assist ASEZA management in resolving traffic violations and disputes related to traffic tickets.