Fuel monitoring helps optimize fleet’s operating costs
Anton Turkin, CEO at Escort Monitoring Systems
Many companies and organizations have to face thefts committed in one way or another. The drivers can steal the fuel from the tank, cheat with fuel cards, and use a vehicle for personal gain.
All this results in financial losses because of the misuse of fuel, wear and tear of vehicles and inefficiency of operations. Anton Turkin, CEO at Escort Monitoring Systems, gives the Komos Group’s case as an example of that the wireless fuel level sensors can help address the labor discipline issues and reduce fuel costs.
KOMOS GROUPD LLC - one of the largest agricultural holdings in Russia.
The main article on their list of expenses is the fuel costs: up to 190M per year. And it was impossible to track the actual use of fuel. Moreover, the company also had to live with the idea of the drivers’ cheating since for the majority of them the fuel in the corporate tanks is just another way to make extra money.
Customer’s goal: Komos Group to optimize the operating costs of its fleet
Solution: install Escort fuel level sensors TD-BLE
How capacitive fuel level sensors TD-BLE work
The fuel level sensor measures the level of the fuel in the tank. It has two tubes that are placed inside the latter. They measure the dielectric permittivity of the liquid between themselves and register any changes in its level. The level data is then processed and transmitted to a GPS tracking device. This way of monitoring essentially provides means to control the fuel consumption, which is the objective of any fleet manager.
Usually, the GPS tracker is installed in a vehicle’s cabin and the sensor is connected to it by a cable. However, the wired sensors have several drawbacks: the installation and cabling takes up to three hours, they are easy to sabotage and it is easy to break the terms of their warranty. Overall, installing and using them can be a headache.
Escort company was among the first to identify the need for a better solution and came up with an innovation - wireless Bluetooth fuel level sensors. Its wireless nature is the main advantage of the TD-BLE: no need to worry about cabling and damage to wires.
Escort TD-BLE wireless sensors: features
Saving up to $75k in 6 months
Other ways to reduce costs
Aside from installing the fuel level sensors, it is always a good idea to implement other means of satellite and wireless monitoring.
- For example, angle sensors are designed to monitor the works of such machinery parts as crane booms, excavator arms, dump truck beds, cement mixers or garbage truck manipulators. They help avoid unnecessary idling or misuse of the assets.
- Temperature and lighting sensors help monitor the state of refrigerator trucks, which is vital for the haulage of produce and other perishable and frozen goods.
Currently, Escort sensors are used by integrators in around 86 countries across the globe. They help monitor and control fuel, safety of transported goods and operations of different types of machinery. Wireless sensors make this even easier. These are the main advantages of such devices:
easier to install
more control over every
unit in a fleet
We will be glad to help you reach your goals
Escort company has been manufacturing and installing the telematics devices for over 16 years helping its customers maximize the performance of the fleets. By now, it has sold up to 500 000 sensors to more than 600 integrators all around the world. Among Escort’s customers are such huge companies as RUSAGRO, MIRATORG, «Krasny Vostok», Avangard Agro, etc.
If your drivers cheat and you want to avoid that and improve the efficiency of your fleet and, subsequently, the performance of your company, Escort Monitoring Systems is ready to provide you with samples for test runs.