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Vehicles and fuel powered equipment used in agriculture, construction, mining, and industrial applications pose unique challenges for fueling, maintenance and the environment. Heavy industry vehicles are work horses: moving heavy loads or people, some with moving parts, in an array of terrains and weather conditions. Maintaining best maintenance practices for vehicles that require regular inspection and cleaning is essential for the health of the vehicle and lowering carbon footprint. Managing fueling and fuel sites are another challenge: vehicles may require mobile fueling and or fuel restrictions at vehicle or employee level.
Whether investor-owned, public, or cooperative, utilities require a wide range of vehicles for multiple departments, covering hundreds of square miles of service area. Utility vehicles are work horses: some with moving parts, moving heavy loads or people, in an array of terrains and weather conditions. Maintaining best maintenance practices for vehicle utilization and ensuring vehicles that require regular inspection and cleaning are properly maintained is essential. Managing fueling and fuel sites are another challenge: there may be multiple fueling sites, vehicles may require mobile fueling and or fuel restrictions at vehicle or employee leve
Distribution and Delivery
Both local and national sized delivery and distribution companies experience a host of problems in managing their fleets’ fueling and their drivers’ behavior. These problems often end up increasing delivery costs. Controllable challenges of keeping fuel costs under control include: reliable vehicles, maintaining regular maintenance, efficiently planned routes, minimizing vehicle idle time and improving driver habits.
Managing fleets for government entities is a massive endeavor with exponential issues for fleet manager to face. Protecting against fuel theft is a major concern in managing fuel access and usage – whether by department, vehicle, or employee.With hundreds and sometimes thousands of vehicles and employees to manage, ensuring all vehicles are being utilized and properly maintained and serviced is also of high importance for the health of the fleet and budgeting. Manages must also oversee sites – many times there are multiple sites, with multiple fuels and fuel tanks, vehicle fluids such as oil, transmission fluid, coolant and window cleaner. Tracking usage and locations of PTO equipment adds another challen
Terminals & Ports
Terminals and sea ports are one of most important points in the global supply chain. Increased global competition has resulted in shipping ports that are increasingly congested. Optimizing loading and unloading operations to reduce the time it takes for transferring goods from producer to consumer is imperative. To provide adequate space for the increased traffic, ports must either expand facilities or improve the efficiency of their operations. Because many ports are land constrained, the only available option is to improve efficiencies in vehicle scheduling, fueling management, maintenance, security, and real-time tracking
It takes thousands of vehicles to run an airport. Central or decentralized operations management with multiple departments and functions run on a very tightly controlled schedule, in a confined area, under FAA security and safety regulations. Automated management of fuel access and tracking ground service fleets fuel usage by department/vehicle/person level fueling is imperative for efficient control and maximizing safety and effectiveness in ground service operations with reduced human error using automated fuel access, usage notification, and location tracking.