A significant part of your company’s operating cost comes from fuel costs. But did you know, this cost could be reduced significantly if you managed and controlled how the fuel is used? This is a challenge most truck owners have always faced. For cargo transporters, the dilemma they continue to fight is their trucks crew siphoning fuel from their trucks.
Rogue drivers and turn boys make a kill as they steal from their employers by drawing diesel from the trucks and selling it to fuel dealers along the highways. Some of the traders have even put temporary structures along the highways to carry out this illegal trade.
Driving through Mombasa to Malaba border point, it is common to spot these men with clothes drenched in oil who are involved in oil siphoning. These scenes are also common in major points of our Kenyan highways. In fact, it is estimated that the 12,000 transit trucks that leave Mombasa port to deliver cargo to the Great Lakes region every week lose about 100 liters of diesel each on a one-way trip. They lose a similar amount on the return journey. The trucks are stopped by the roadside and fuel emptied into drums and loaded on waiting vans or pickups for transportation to vendors in different parts of the country.
The introduction of fuel control and management solutions is, however, helping to curb such cases. These solutions have been designed to monitor, save and optimize fuel related costs. Information about fuel level and consumption is obtained by connecting GPS tracker to onboard or installing fuel level sensors directly in the fuel tank.
At Safetrac Limited, our Fuel Level Sensor once installed in the fuel tank allows users to easily monitor fuel levels online, real-time and retrospectively. In case of sudden or unexpected changes in fuel levels, an alert is sent to alert the users.
For truck owners, our Fuel Tank Lid Sensor also allows monitoring when the lids are opened and closed. When the fuel tank lid is opened outside of defined or authorized areas, an alert is sent to prevent fuel theft. If you are a truck owner then this world-class technology solution should be in your requirements lists. Cases of rogue drivers siphoning fuel should make you less worried once you have this solution in place.
These fuel monitoring solutions also generate reports which should help you identify drivers who waste or steal company fuel as well as vehicles that use too much fuel. You can significantly save costs by monitoring fuel levels, and the amount of fuel actually consumed. Other benefits include vehicle fuel efficiency assessment, driver rating according to fuel usage, increase company productivity and also helps companies map out routes that require lowest fuel consumption. This will, in the end, help the company make meaningful operational and financial decisions.
For inquiries about these solutions, you can visit our website http://www.safetrac.co.keor call us on 0732 222 205 | 0732 222 787 to request for a demo.