With more pressure than ever on the bottom-line, fleets of all sizes and types are increasingly turning to wet hose fueling to have vehicles and equipment “job-ready-revenue-makers” as soon as drivers report to work.
Safe, speedy and seamless, wet hose fueling takes the time consuming hassle of fueling vehicles and equipment from the hands of drivers and places it in those of fuel specialists—a move that not only helps fleets save time and money, but also helps improve operational efficiencies and productivity by allowing fleet managers and drivers to focus on what they do best.
Fuel Directly to You
Wet hose fueling—also known as mobile fueling, fleet fueling or on-site fueling—is where a fuel truck directly fills the tanks of fleet vehicles and equipment, such as bulldozers, cranes and generators at a designated delivery point.
How it all works is simple. At night—or usually at night—the fleet fueling driver arrives at the designated site. Using a handheld device, the driver determines the type of product required by electronically scanning the barcode of the first vehicle or piece of equipment. The driver then fills the tank and goes to the next asset in line, repeating the process until all are serviced.
Data that can add value to most every aspect of fleet operations is collected on each asset, such as the number of gallons of fuel required, the product type dispensed and the odometer mileage. After the driver completes the delivery, all data is immediately uploaded to the Internet, where it is available in a concise and organized report that is ready for review and analysis by fleet managers or other personnel.
Is Wet Hose Fueling For You?
If your fleet returns to the yard on a daily basis or if your fleet is located at a construction or other job site, wet hose fueling is definitely worth looking into. So, let’s take a look at some additional benefits that wet hose fueling can provide to help boost your bottom line.
Downtime Service=Uptime—With overnight service or service when vehicles and equipment are not in use, problems can be flagged before the start of the workday. Additionally, travel time and wasted fuel to find a refueling station are eliminated—meaning drivers are where they should be—delivering your products and services and not lingering at the pump.
Better Performance—With fleet-fueling specialists, you can rest assured that the right product is dispensed for vehicles and equipment, giving you the optimal performance necessary to tackle the job at hand. Additionally, the data collected on each asset from the fueling specialist’s handheld device makes it easy to spot issues before they become costly problems.
Reduced Liability and Improved Safety—Environmental and safety regulations are always changing and increasingly limiting where and how much fuel can be stored. Having tanks filled by fleet-fueling specialists instead of drivers means a much lower probability in the number and severity of spills, since specialists are trained in the proper handling of a wide range of product types. Less spills means more money in your pocket from fewer costly cleanups, as well as the possibility of bodily injury and property damage associated with hazardous spills.
Fuel Control—Taking the driver out of the fuel picture helps reduce the chances of inaccurate reporting, not turning in fuel receipts, or lost fuel receipts. With the entire process managed by fuel specialists, chances of fuel fraud are reduced and accuracy is improved.
If you are interested in learning more about wet hose fueling and the benefits it could provide your fleet, we invite you to check out PS Energy’s capabilities. Or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have.