Fuel Management: Trust vs Tech

Fuel management systems have evolved drastically over the last few decades. From the trusty pen and paper approach to the more modern digital approach which is fully automatic, there has always been some way in which a company can monitor their fuel supplies in their storage.

Theft of fuel has always been an issue that businesses who store their own fuel have tried to stamp out, and although many fuel management systems have an anti theft control in place, there’s always the risk that someone will try to take advantage and use the fuel for their own personal needs.

As providers of reliable fuel management systems, we know that trust between an employer and employee should be an integral part of a fuel management system, but that isn’t always the case. That’s where digital fuel management systems come in to play.

How Do Fuel Management Systems Help?

Unlike paper-based and human monitored systems, digitally automated fuel management systems automatically detect a range of different measurements and information, providing in-depth reports and statistics for the company to look at and review.

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This will make it much easier to spot any abnormalities in fuel consumption and give a detailed report of when the abnormality occurred, who was using the fuel at the time and how the fuel was affected.

These types of system gives a business owner full control of who can withdraw fuel from the supply, as well as seeing how much fuel is being used by certain individuals and which vehicles are consuming the most fuel.

Is Tech Becoming More Important Than Trust?

Trust is an integral aspect of the relationship between an employer and an employee, and it should never have to come into question.

Sadly, not everyone can be trusted and measures must be put in place to deter employees from taking advantage- especially with a product as highly sought after as fuel. This is why it is important to invest in a dedicated fuel management system with management software to monitor your fuel automatically.

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Using this type of system will allow business owners to limit the amount of fuel that each employee can use from the fuel store, as well as identifying any individuals who are attempting to abuse the fuel reserve discreetly and effectively.

If you are an expanding business and are worried about the theft of fuel from your onsite store, then don’t hesitate to get in touch with us here at FuelTek. Our fuel management systems are available to help monitor your fuel storage and prevent theft.

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