If you are in the fuel or fleet operations industry, you are aware of the enormous fuel costs you are taking from your bottom line. Since that’s inevitable, savvy operators are turning to a fuel management system to enhance efficiency and cut fuel-related costs.
A fuel management system is a technology-based tool that works with any pump-able liquid or gaseous fuel for attended or unattended fueling sites. It gives real-time visibility of all aspects of fuel management and fueling activities, utilizing automation to free up drivers and capture information that is instantly available to staff who may need it.
A Fuel Management System is a combination software and hardware, that together enable security, access, and control of fuel stores, whilst monitoring delivery and consumption.
A fuel management system can provide broad-scale benefits for:
- Fixed-base fueling operators, for example mines, farms, etc.
- Fleet operators such as smaller transportation companies that handle fueling internally
- Municipalities managing vehicles for utility crews, police, fire brigade, etc.
It can also function entirely hands free, allowing you to fully capitalize on security measures and gather comprehensive data to identify additional time and money savings. Some main benefits are:
1. Better security
Fuel losses are costly, and with a fuel management system, you always know what you have and where it’s going, and you can avoid unnecessary losses.
2. Better tracking, operation-wide in real-time
Automation can generate across-the-board proficiencies. It virtually eliminates human error, assuring timely, accurate and detailed information capture for each vehicle and each fueling session
The ability to track details such as run and idle time can pinpoint opportunities for enhanced driver training, eliminating wasted fuel. You’ll get the most from the fuel you have and reduce unnecessary wear-and-tear on your fleet.
Automatic record-keeping ensures consistent regular maintenance, and real-time information allows early response to potential problems. You’ll improve vehicle performance and keep your fleet on the road longer.
You’ll always have complete data at your fingertips for reporting and financial purposes and for management review, analysis and decision making.
3. You are in control
Streamlining process and ensuring accuracy and timeliness of record-keeping. Capturing valuable data to assess and refine operations. Curbing fuel losses and identifying potential problems before they get out of hand. It adds up to bottom line savings as well.