Case Examples

Datafuel have installed over 1000 Fuel Management Systems (FMS) with proven results. Here are some brief case examples across different industry segments. Particular customer details have been omitted due to obvious sensitivities.

For detailed financial benefit analysis see Return on Investment Calculations.

  • Car Dealership 1

    A car dealership was able to enforce 15 litre tank fills on pre-delivered vehicles which were previously overfilled. The dealership filled 150 vehicles per month. Sales reps giving free tanks of fuel to customers also subsequently had the costs accurately traced back to themselves. In pre-delivery alone an average 5 litre saving per fill equated to 750 litres per month.

  • Car Dealership 2

    A Datafuel system at a large car dealership was out of commission for a few weeks due to some internal IT issues. The dealership used written logsheets in the interim. Datafuel was advised fuel costs rose by $1000 per week.

  • Waste Industry

    A waste company had an old mechanical totaliser keylock system installed. Keys were supposed to be assigned to vehicles however some were found under a potplant near the pumps. The Datafuel FMS resolved the security issue.

  • Bus Industry

    A bus company identified a small/medium Hino vehicle that was consuming an appalling 1.1 kilometres per litre (kpl). A large bus would typically get 2-2.2 kpl over the same route. The Hino had been in service for 7 years. Personnel had only previously had time to collate data and not analyse it.

  • Mine Site

    Vehicles were being filled with two or three times their tank capacity at a mine tank farm at night. The tank farm was supposed to be in a secured area. The Datafuel FMS eliminated the problem.

  • Heavy Haulage

    A large national transport company that also operated refrigerated trailers required an average one day per week administration time to collate data from bulk fuel depots and dual fuel card providers. After the Datafuel FMS installation, this was reduced on average to 1.5 hours.

  • Very Small Operation

    A cemetery maintenance manager personally held the key to the fuel pump padlocks. Even though there were few maintenance personnel and fuel volumes were small, the foreman had to return to the pumps every time equipment had to be filled. The Datafuel FMS solved this problem.

  • Local Government

    Two Councils advised that after Datafuel system installation they saved an average 1 hour per day locking/unlocking facilities plus 2-4 hours per week inputting transactions into spreadsheet and trying to chase down missing records. Additionally they could properly analyse consumption, check fuel levels without leaving the office, order fuel in response to system warnings (not run out) and maintain auditable records for ATO, EPA and financial reporting purposes