It’s no surprise to transport operators that fuel prices continue to rise, and the fuel cycle is increasingly unpredictable. Taking control of your fuel expenditure with on-site storage tanks that improve efficiency by minimizing downtime and providing you with total fuel control is an increasingly popular strategy.
Adding a fuel management system to the system is helping smart operators maximize benefits with the added bonus of boosting fleet and fuel security, tracking vehicle and driver performance and identifying potential issues timeously.
A fuel management system will include a combination of hardware and software. The system can also monitor fuel levels in underground and above ground tanks, automatically detect leaks and send low level alarms and re-order alarms directly to your phone or email.
Automatic fuel gauging systems: using capacitance probes, with no moving parts, can provide remote real-time data in terms of stock levels, water inside the tanks, temperature, static leak detection and deliveries for both above ground and underground tanks.
Improving fuel security: if your vehicles refuel off-site, using a fuel management system with GPS tracking will help you reduce the risk of fuel theft by reconciling expenditures with fuel consumption and the geographical location.
Making a decision on the right system for your business will depend on factors such as the size and nature of your fleet, fuel volume and turnover, your reporting requirements and the infrastructure available in your areas of operation. Are you looking for a local server or cloud-based solution? What aspects of fuel management are most important to you? If you are running a long-haul trucking fleet, your focus is likely to be different compared with a mining operation or local government depot.