Donlen has released analysis of fuel economy to help fleets reduce or control costs. A wide variety of vehicle technology changes by OEMs resulted in accelerated increases in fuel economy over the last six model years. Donlen’s Strategic Consultants analyzed data by model year for the three-month period of June, July, and August 2013 from their pool of fleet vehicles. It’s based on several criteria including Donlen’s internal vehicle segment code, use of the Donlen Fleet MasterCard® Card for fuel purchases, and vehicles with purchased gallons associated with valid mileage entries.
The final analysis also includes key observations that can impact a fleet, including cycling, cost savings, and technology. To download the PDF, visit
“Analysis like this is only one way we’re helping fleets reduce or control costs,” said Amy Blaine, Donlen’s VP, Consulting, Analytics, and Sustainability. “After depreciation, fuel is the largest fleet expense. Through analysis, the consultants help drive down cost by assisting fleets in finding cost effective vehicles that meet their application requirements. Fleets that are able to move from an SUV to a sedan or an intermediate sedan to a compact sedan will save on both depreciation as well as fuel expense over the lifecycle of the vehicle.”