Blue Tree Systems Launches Fuel Auditor Feature
February 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Blue Tree Systems'
new fuel auditor feature will become a standard feature for new and existing customers.
The fuel auditor is designed to let fleets audit the fuel being used across their fleet and to drill down to audit fuel usage per truck and driver to investigate any discrepancies. It addresses a challenge the industry has faced for years, say Blue Tree officials, which is the lack of trust fleet operators have in the fuel used data being collected from the engine ECMs. This can affect the purchasing decisions of fleet operators when determining which truck make and model will deliver the best performance for their operation.
Blue Tree's R:COM technology includes algorithms capable of calibrating the ECM fuel data to provide accurate fuel usage data. This data is used by R:COM's fuel auditor program to compare the amount of fuel burned by each truck in the fleet to the amount of fuel purchased. Fuel purchased data can be imported from electronic fuel cards, on-site pumps, or typed in manually from receipts. Any discrepancies between fuel burned and fuel purchased are immediately highlighted in Blue Tree's advanced reporting system, along with the time window and location of the discrepancy.
The accurate fuel data translates into accurate MPG figures per driver, which enables fleets to identify drivers who require additional coaching. The product also monitors the truck fuel tank level constantly to detect all fuel fills and extractions.
"Put simply, the Fuel Auditor technology enables fleet operators to verify that all the fuel they purchase is going into their tanks, and staying there until it is burnt by their engines," says Charlie Cahill, president and CEO of Blue Tree Systems.
The new feature has been fully evaluated by TransAm Inc. across its 1,400-truck fleet.