Fuel Inventory Reconciliation—Automating the Process

Posted by SM2 Superfan on 13-Sep-2022 8:30:00 AM

Imagine a site with multiple fuel tanks and dispensing stations. Imagine the logistics of daily stick and totalizer readings along with the readings required when fuel is delivered from the supplier.

A bummer, to be sure, especially if it's the way you are currently set up.

Now imagine the tanks are monitored with electronic level probes. Combine this with the convenience of the pump dispenser totalizers automatically recorded along with recordings of the fuel dispensed at each pump. What would life be like when all of these measurements are sent to a platform in the cloud, and your inventory reconciliation is automatically calculated? Imagine pouring a cup of coffee and printing out your inventory reconciliation report as you relax and enjoy your morning cup of java.

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Topics: automated fuel management, fuel management system criteria, fuel management, fuel tank management, automated fleet data, fuel inventory management

Fully Automated Fleet Fueling: Why You Should Consider It

Posted by SM2 Superfan on 3-Nov-2021 10:00:00 AM

"Workaholics aren't heroes. They don't save the day, they use it up. The real hero is already home... Because she figured out a faster way to get things done."

— Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

Fleet managers with business acumen know the importance of not just working hard, but also working smart. And yet, when it comes to fuel management, many fail to reap the full promise of automated fuel management systems.

Still, automation done wrong will decidedly do more harm than good to your fuel management efforts. In this edition of Fleeting Thought, we make the case for fully automated fueling but, just as important, we address some of the pitfalls you may face in deploying this rewarding technology.

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Topics: automated fuel management, fuel management, fleet fuel management, fleet management solution, fleet efficiency

The Ideal Public Transit Fuel Management System

Posted by SM2 Superfan on 29-Sep-2021 2:18:40 PM

"If the shoe fits, wear it" the saying goes.

But fleet managers of the public transit industry often learn to their chagrin that the shoe doesn't fit all that well with the generic fleet fuel management systems available in today's market.

Managers have expressed the desire for systems that recognize and address the unique challenges of public transit organizations. In a previous blog about fuel management systems, we briefly touch upon those challenges, but there is much more to be said on the topic.

So what are these challenges? Read on to find out as we break them down in detail and present elegant, field-tested solutions to them.

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Topics: automated fuel management, public transit fuel management, fuel management system criteria, fleet fuel management

Fuel Management Opportunities for Open Pit Mining Operations

Posted by Reza Tavassoli on 16-Aug-2021 3:07:29 PM

In the mining industry, fuel consumption is high volumes, high stakes, and most definitely not a game.

Mining companies need to continuously reinvent themselves and look to improve their operating efficiencies in the area of fuel consumption to stay profitable. There are many options available for mine operators to implement in order to improve fuel efficiencies and reduce overall fuel consumption. The challenge is to accurately track and monitor the fuel used at the overall mining site and reconcile fuel consumption by asset. You can’t manage what you can’t measure.

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Topics: automated fuel management, mining fuel management, fuel management, fuel inventory management

Fuel management systems: deep dive into fleet fueling solutions

Posted by Reza Tavassoli on 10-Sep-2018 10:52:51 AM

A business-wise man once told me "Fuel Management may not be the sexiest but top fleet managers know it's where the money is."

Let’s get the obvious out of the way first: next to labor, fuel nearly always represents the highest cost of running a fleet. If you have your own fuel tanks and dispensers (AKA in-house fleet fueling), you need a fuel management system. No ifs, ands, or buts about it. The level of sophistication and control required will vary from one industry to the next and even between companies within the same industry. But the need for a minimal level of distribution and inventory control of fleet fuel is undeniable. Fuel is expensive, and maintaining inventories without knowing how much, to whom, when, and where it goes makes as  much sense as having an open-bar bank account for all to dip into.

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Topics: automated fuel management, public transit fuel management, public works fuel management, construction fuel management, mining fuel management, why fuel management system, fuel management system criteria, how select fuel management system, fuel management, what is fuel management, oil and gas fuel management, fleet fuel management

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