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For Fleet Operators, Integrated Ecosystems Provide Strategy, Savings and Simplicity

Insights from our Shell Fleet Solutions team

By Rex Richardson on Jun 26, 2024

Fleet operators have a lot to juggle. A typical day could include coordinating between drivers and dispatchers, approving maintenance orders, reviewing shift reports and meeting with stakeholders to assess performance metrics and budgets.1

And that’s assuming nothing goes wrong.

Fleet management is no small task – but adopting an ecosystem of integrated solutions and services that interact with each other can help simplify core tasks. Integrated services can drive cost savings and help operators think more holistically. The right ecosystem can grant a bird’s-eye perspective, helping them think strategically to modernize their operations.

One such ecosystem is Shell Fleet Solutions, which provides a suite of products and services that can help operators save money, simplify tasks and free up time to focus on their business. The Shell Fleet Solutions portfolio can give fleets more convenience, control, savings and security – and the Shell Fleet Navigator® Card can be their gateway in to unlock these benefits.2

Fleet management is no small task – but adopting an ecosystem of integrated solutions and services that interact with each other can help simplify core tasks.

Rex Richardson

An Ecosystem of Solutions Can Drive Strategy

The right ecosystem drives complementary solutions. For example, the Shell Fleet Navigator® Card brings savings through tiered rebates and quick, streamlined reporting. Automated reports help drive holistic thinking by turning the analysis medium into a dashboard, making it easy to identify trends, inefficiencies or outliers in fuel consumption. These valuable insights into fuel-spending patterns enable operators to find areas for cost reduction, ultimately helping them think more strategically about their business.

Ecosystems can help fleets adapt to new processes, too. With the Shell Fleet Navigator® Card, fleets looking to implement EVs alongside internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles can pay for both fueling options – whether it’s fuel for ICE vehicles or, eventually, on-the-go electricity for EVs – through one unified solution, complete with streamlined expense management and integrated digital reporting. Using the Shell Fleet Navigator® Card, ICE vehicles can refuel at 95% of US gas stations, while EVs can leverage on-the-go charging stations on the nationwide Wex network. With this enhanced expense tracking, users can have greater accessibility and ease of use, with valuable data points providing a holistic view of operations.

In doing that, this bird’s-eye view can prompt strategic thinking. For example, access to additional data can help augment other services at Shell Fleet Solutions, such as Accelerate to Zero (A2Z), a service that helps fleets map the best course of action to meet their specific decarbonization needs.

An Ecosystem of Solutions Can Drive Savings and Simplicity

Additionally, an ecosystem of solutions can help save money and time. Fuel cards often provide discounts, including the Shell Fleet Navigator® Card, which offers tiered rebates.3 But the savings go beyond this. Fuel cards eliminate the need for drivers to submit expense receipts, a labor-intensive process that’s still required when using cash or credit cards. With fleet cards, an operator’s accounting department has more time to help grow the business by investing in strategic tasks, not administrative ones.

Finally, and most importantly, an ecosystem of solutions can restore organizational simplicity for fleet operators. The Shell Fleet Navigator® Card can give operators accurate, real-time data, as well as access to thorough reports and data analytics not offered by other payment options. By helping reduce administrative loads, improve tracking and reporting, mitigate fraud and uplevel security, these cards can restore much-needed simplicity to a fleet operator’s job.

The Secret Is Integration

An ecosystem approach can open a suite of integrated products and services that build on each other. In the short term, this restores simplicity by helping streamline tasks and save money. In the long term, it allows fleet operators to think more strategically, introducing them to new efficiencies and customized ways to modernize.

For fleet operators, logistics management is a full-time job, and it can be hard to zoom out and think strategically. One-off outside services can help, but an ecosystem of integrated solutions is where the real magic can happen. Ultimately, it’s how lasting growth takes shape.

Reach out to Shell Fleet Solutions to learn more about how we can streamline your day-to-day operations with the right management tools for your fleet.


1 Tasks are drawn from several articles: “Fleet Managers: What Do They Do?” (Routific, 2023), “A Day in the Life of a Fleet Manager” (Asset Works, 2016), and “A Day In the Life of a Fleet Manager” (InTouch, 2015).

2 Shell®, Shell Fleet Navigator®, Shell Fleet Plus® and Shell Small Business are trademarks of Shell Trademark Management B.V.

3 Rebates are tiered and are dependent on total monthly fueling volume.