If you have a fuel tank onsite, you know how challenging it can be to ensure it remains full enough to keep your fleet of vehicles and/or company machinery running. One thing that can make the job easier is to sign up for automated fuel delivery service from a local company. Here are a few ways this option can benefit you and your business.
Automated fuel delivery may appear to cost a little more than calling the company out to fill the tanks whenever they get low. However, it can save you money in couple of different ways. One way is many fueling companies have an option where they will charge you the average price of the fuel for the month you receive the refill. For instance, if the average price is $3.00 per gallon one month, that's the amount you'll be charged even when gas is actually $3.50 some days and $2.50 on others. This can protect you from wild fluctuations in fuel prices.
Another way automated fuel delivery can save you money is by improving productivity at your company. The fuel tanks are typically hooked up to a monitoring system that lets you and the delivery company know how much gas is in the tank at any time. You can set up the system to notify you and trigger an automatic delivery when the tank gets below a certain level. This can reduce the amount of time you and your employees spend on this task. The time can be better spent on other aspects of the business.
Protect Your Cash Flow
The monitoring system typically collects information about your fuel usage every month, which can help you more accurately predict the amount of gas you'll use at any one time. Using this information, you can avoid tying up money in the fuel tanks. For instance, it'll be easier to nail down exactly when your fuel needs will decrease so you can plan accordingly and invest the extra funds into other business processes.
Automated fuel delivery can also ensure your employees aren't ordering fuel unnecessarily and may protect you from theft. If you notice you're going through more fuel than normal one month, that may be a red flag that the employees are wasting it or using the gas for personal vehicles.
There are many more benefits to using automated fuel delivery service for your business. For more information about this option, contact a fleet fueling company in your area.Share