When-to-Use-a-Fuel-Management-SystemIf the rising cost of fuel isn’t keeping you awake at night, you probably don’t need to use a fuel management system. But most fueling operation managers find themselves wide awake, worrying about costs and then some. Like where their fuel is going.

The reality is, you can’t afford not to use a fuel management system, because doing things by hand doesn’t makes sense any more. You can’t stay mired in the past and expect to stay competitive, especially if you can’t confidently manage your fuel assets.

If any of these five situations seem all-too-familiar, it’s time for a fuel management system.

1. You need more control.

Reliable asset management means tracking fuel from purchase through usage, knowing what you have, where it is, when and how it’s used. No fueling or record-keeping mistakes.

2. You need better fuel economy.

A fuel management system can’t make your vehicles run more efficiently but it can make your operation more efficient. Fuel goes only into intended vehicles, in the right amount, because careful monitoring curbs cheating as well as errors. Incorporating AIM RFID devices allows tracking of miles driven, too, for better trip planning and fewer off-route excursions.

3. You need better security.

Especially with AIM hands-free, you can eliminate unauthorized fueling or mistaken allocations. The City of Tallahassee reduced fuel losses from 10% to 2.5% by installing FuelMaster ProKeys; integrating AIM took them to zero.

4. You need better accountability.

You can’t analyze data that’s out-of-date, incomplete, wrong or missing. Sketchy record-keeping can put you on the radar of regulatory agencies. Yet more to worry about. A fuel management system automatically gathers data accurately, every time, so compliance and other reporting is a snap.

5. You need better fleet maintenance.

AIM takes fuel management system automation to the next level, entirely eliminating human interaction and therefore human error, whether inadvertent or deliberate. The system speaks directly to each vehicle, recording odometer readings, run and idle times and error codes with every fueling event. Immediate, detailed information lets you quickly identify and respond to problems, saving time and money and averting potentially more-costly repairs. And consistently maintained vehicles last longer.

A fuel management system can help you solve any of these problems. What would that mean to your operation? A fuel management system can help you solve all these problems. What would that mean to your operation?

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