The customer has seen significant cost benefits not just from fuel savings but also staff and administration time, through being able to manage the home base tank accurately. As a result, the customer has been able to embark on a maintenance programme for efficiency of their assets and implement a driver education programme for fuel reduction whilst operating and driving the business vehicles.
The reduction of unaccounted for fuel, estimated at 8,000L (approx. $8,200/month or close to $ 100k per annum) more than covered the cost of the technology solution. Unaccounted for fuel meant that fuel was not being billed on to the customer or was ‘lost’ fuel. The reduction in ‘wasted’ administration hours has improved productivity in other areas for the admin staff resulting in faster job sheet processing and more accurate invoicing to their customers.
As the FlowInfo Static Smart Meter can be managed remotely through the Internet via Wi-Fi or through wireless 3G/4G connectivity, any changes of a temporary nature, for example a loan truck while the customer’s owned truck is being repaired, can be added to the system and updated almost immediately. All transactions at the site were updated to the cloud-based server within an average of four hours after the transaction had occurred, making ‘real-time’ monitoring available to the client for the first time.