GE Capital Fleet Services today unveiled a powerful new suite of analytical tools to help fleet managers benchmark and optimize their fleet performance. Customers can access the new tools through GE Capital Fleet Services’ strategic consulting services (SCS) group, a team of dedicated fleet consultants that has helped GE customers identify more than $1.6 billion in potential cost savings over the past five years. Working with GE Capital Fleet Services’ consultants, customers are able to use the new analytical tools to capture, analyze and act on their fleet data for real-time benchmarking, optimization, and fleet rightsizing via cargo rationalization. Real-Time Benchmarking Through the new real-time benchmarking tool, fully-outsourced fleet management customers can tap into GE Capital’s vast data warehouse – which includes detailed maintenance, fuel, and accident information for more than 800,000 fleet vehicles — for real-time benchmarking data to evaluate their fleet’s performance. GE Capital’s fully-outsourced fleet management customers can easily gain access to highly customized comparisons of how their fleet is performing in relation to other fleets of similar size and composition, and compare benchmarking data across any stage of their fleet’s life. Fleet Optimization By comparing a fleet’s actual performance with GE Capital’s benchmarking data, fully-outsourced fleet management customers can now quantify and prioritize more than 40 different cost savings and performance improvement opportunities. With access to customized and tangible solutions, customers can minimize expenditures based on their own unique business operations and needs, and maximize the return on investment of their fleet. Cargo Rationalization Rightsizing is one of the most cost-effective ways to optimize a fleet’s performance. By taking into account vehicle selection criteria including cargo space, safety and business need, GE Capital’s fully-outsourced fleet management customers can now identify the appropriate size and type of vehicles for the job, thereby improving both fuel economy and resale values.