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

Out Of Fuel Buses: The Importance of Real Time Data in Public Transit

Posted by Reza Tavassoli on 2-May-2019 7:21:00 AM
The Bad News

Buses running out of fuel on the road occurs far more often than most people would believe, and seldom addressed (if at all) by the average fleet management system. It is a major, very expensive problem, in terms of both money and citizen good will. The problem is much more complex than it seems, but also a lot simpler to solve than many within the industry believe . 

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Topics: public transit fuel management, fleet fuel management, vehicle data, preventative maintenance, fleet management, real-time data

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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