Making managing fuel costs easy
Date: 19 June 2013
Whilst the Chancellor scrapped the planned three pence fuel increase in the March Budget, more needs to be done to help firms struggling to balance the cost of fuel, warns TRACKER. The caution comes as TRACKER launches Fuel Card Integration within its award winning fleet telematics offering, TRACKER Fleet. The new Fuel Card Integration offers businesses unrivalled insight into, and control of, their fuel usage and costs to help them make crucial savings, as well as detect fraudulent fuel activity.
The fuel card feature, which is compatible with all fuel card providers, allows customers to simply upload their fuel card data and integrate information within existing areas of TRACKER Fleet. Its ability to match where fuel transactions take place, against miles driven, also enables fleet managers to monitor fraudulent use. It can also ensure that the fuel card is being used to fill the right vehicle.
“We have launched Fuel Card Integration with TRACKER Fleet in direct response to customer feedback, as we continue to enhance our fleet telematics offering,” says Stephen Doran, Managing Director for TRACKER. “The biggest issue it overcomes for fleet managers is ensuring the fuel used is correct per journey because it measures against the GPS mileage recording, which provides the most accurate reporting on costs. Just relying on manufacturer MPG recordings against an odometer reading is never going to give the most precise reading. In addition, with fraud costing businesses dearly if it goes undetected, its ability to identify inappropriate use will be vital in driving down costs.”
“At a time when fuel costs are right at the top of the fleet manager’s agenda, our Fuel Card Integration feature brings our customers another level of control over their fleet costs. For 20 years, TRACKER has been listening and responding to the needs of its customers; by harnessing the latest technology we are bringing them market leading telematics solutions,” concludes Stephen Doran.