MT. LAUREL, NJ – ARI – Automotive Resources International, a leading global fleet services provider specializing in complex car and truck fleets, hosted its largest energy fleet forum to date. The event is convened nearly 60 fleet managers and procurement professionals from the energy sector in Houston, Texas. Leaders discussed topics important to the oil and gas industry, which included breakout sessions by market segment regarding cost reduction, maintenance, vehicle standardization and upfitting best practices.

A pre-event survey uncovered some interesting trends and efficiency. According to the survey, the biggest challenges for fleet managers in the industry are managing fuel spend and improving driver efficiency. The majority of respondents are missing some key opportunities, however, to control these factors through polices and technology. More than 61 percent have no fuel use policies in place and are not utilizing telematics technology – both of which are proven to decrease fuel spend and help identify driver inefficiencies.