Blue Tree Systems Inc., provider of the R:Com Fleet Management Solution, announced that its new Fuel Auditor feature has been fully evaluated by TransAm Inc. across its 1,400-truck fleet and now will be made available as a standard feature to all new and existing customers.
Blue Tree Systems Fuel Auditor is designed to provide fleets with the ability to easily and accurately audit the fuel being burnt fleetwide and to drill-down to audit fuel usage per truck and driver to investigate any discrepancies.
The Fuel Auditor addresses the lack of trust fleet operators have in the fuel-used data being collected from the engine ECMs, which makes it difficult for fleet operators to make smart purchasing decisions on which truck make and model will deliver the best performance for their operation.
Blue Tree says its R:Com technology includes advanced algorithms capable of calibrating the ECM fuel data quickly and easily to provide accurate fuel usage data. R:Com’s Fuel Auditor program then can 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 or on-site pumps, or typed in manually from receipts.
Any discrepancies between fuel burnt and fuel purchased are immediately highlighted in Blue Tree’s advanced reporting system, which includes drill-down capability to determine the exact time window and location of the discrepancy. Blue Tree Systems Fuel Auditor also monitors the truck fuel tank level constantly to detect all fuel fills and extractions and has the ability to map the location of the fuel level change event.
According to Blue Tree, fleet operators have been hesitant to challenge veteran drivers on their driving style unless they have monitoring tools in place that they can trust to be accurate and robust enough to counter a challenge by the driver. Blue Tree says its accurate fuel data translates into accurate MPG figures per driver, which enables fleets to identify the drivers that require additional coaching to improve their performance.
“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 – the perfect audit trail,” says Charlie Cahill, president and chief executive officer of Blue Tree Systems.