PeopleNet says that it is the first and only telematics provider to support compressed natural gas and liquid natural gas vehicles by delivering engine reporting in diesel equivalent gallons that easily compares performance and forecasts savings for multi-fueled fleets.

“As more fleets experiment with natural gas vehicle adoption to lower the cost of a fleet’s largest expense and reduce greenhouse emissions, they need the ability to compare fuel efficiency across a mixed-vehicle fleet,” said Rick Ochsendorf, PeopleNet executive vice president. “Collecting and analyzing comparative fuel use is critical for efficiently determining the return on investment of moving from diesel to natural gas. In addition, the comparative data PeopleNet provides allows fleets to compare a driver’s miles per gallon while in diesel vehicles with mpg in natural gas vehicles in order to preserve the integrity of driver incentive programs based on performance.”

PeopleNet’s system collects fuel consumed by liquid and compressed natural gas engines in pounds and automatically converts the usage to a diesel gallon equivalent for accurately and efficiently comparing fuel use and efficiency across a mixed-vehicle fleet, says the company.