Influence of Vehicle Procurement on the Vehicle Fleet Energy Efficiency

In this paper, the vehicle procurement is considered as a factor which influences the vehicle fleets energy efficiency. Vehicle fleet managers in transport and logistics companies with their own fleet for freight transport often make a decision to procure an appropriate vehicle. In this sense, the vehicle procurement represents a significant activity for increasing the vehicle fleets energy efficiency. During a process of decision making in order to purchase an appropriate vehicle, managers take into consideration a number of different criteria. Based on the literature review, as well as on the basis of the author's own experience, the relevant criteria that have the significance on making the observed decision are defined in the paper. It is shown how the defined vehicle procurement criteria affect the increasing of vehicle fleet energy efficiency, as well as the reduction of the transport and maintenance costs. In order to make the right decision when purchasing a vehicle, managers need to take into consideration all defined criteria. This contributes to increasing of the vehicle fleet energy efficiency and reducing transportation and maintenance costs, thereby generating greater profit in the observed companies.


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  • Accession Number: 01676397
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 10 2018 1:22PM