Wednesday 22 September 2021

Fuelling fleet efficiency

Paul Brooks of fuelling solutions provider TSG UK discusses the benefits for operators of connected monitoring and management systems

Automated solutions provide fleet operators with greater control, reducing staffing costs and contributing to safer, more efficient operations.

Fuel consumption has always been a huge expense for fleet operators, but the development of state-of-the-art fuel management systems allows businesses to take control of their costs through improvements in maintenance and monitoring, paving the way for a greener, more flexible future.

Monitoring fuel and costs

The addition of a fuel management system to a private fuel tank allows businesses to carefully monitor fuel consumption, leading to better management practices and improving the financial impact of running a fleet-based business.

The most innovative fuel management systems connect and drive many of the most common products installed on site, including dispensers, level gauges, vehicle washes and camera systems.  Transactions are tracked to provide a clear picture of where money is being spent.

We provide an advanced fuel management system from ProFleet, a leading provider of dedicated commercial and fleet fuelling solutions. DiaLog is a browser-based platform that allows businesses to monitor and manage their fuel and equipment from any computer, without any need to install software.

Fleet operators can select a standalone terminal to control multiple dispensers or opt for one of the dispenser integrated solutions.

Wet stock management

Proper wet stock management is a vital function in the day-to-day operations of a fleet or fuel storage facility. It is crucial to the early detection of potential problems such as fuel losses and poor operational management. Maintaining accurate wet stock records is also a legal requirement and failure to do this could lead to consequences for site owners.

Leading fuel management systems, such as DiaLog, support the same extensive wet stock management functions you would expect to see on a large public stations. Responsible parties can view stock levels, receive automatic alerts and perform fuel reconciliations, bringing the benefits of real-time data to private operators.

The power of data

Products like DiaLog are particularly important as the use of alternative fuels continues to grow. Most businesses have competent knowledge of the performance of diesel trucks, but less so when it comes to cleaner alternatives and the financial and economic benefits these bring.

Fuel management technology is supporting Gasrec, the UK’s leading supplier of gas to road transport, as it moves from diesel to cleaner fuels.

At its fuelling facility at Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal, a combination of the DiaLog fuel management system and bespoke software designed by TSG is providing Gasrec with a wide range of refuelling data.  With a comprehensive picture of every vehicle’s visit to the site, the company is scaling up and delivering alternative and more sustainable solutions for the future of the transport industry.

Integrating services

Change is happening within the fuel industry as we move from to greener alternatives, such as compressed and liquid gas, electric and hydrogen; investment in new technologies, therefore, is essential to the success of the modern fleet business.

With systems working together and data being collected in real-time, fleet operators can become more flexible, scale up capacity and drive down costs, without compromising on safety standards.

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