Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Tackling Fuel Fraud And Fuel Monitoring

Fuel Cost Reporting and Fuel Monitoring features can help the fight against fuel fraud.

One requirement that has been coming ever more frequently with Vehicle Tracking is the necessity to cut out fuel fraud. It is all too regular that drivers fail to give the petrol stations the correct number plate and mileage and what is to stop an employee giving their partner or friend a fuel card?

Nowadays matching up fuel card data with a Vehicle Tracking platform is getting so much easier, even being able to identify if a vehicle was actually at a specific fuel station only takes a matter of seconds.

We identified several employees within a sales based firm that were actually committing fuel fraud, how could a driver fill up 2 tanks worth £70 each in the space of 3 days? Our Vehicle Timesheet reported that he only drove 130 miles and with minimal idling time (7 minutes), we worked out that his Diesel car would have to be doing close to 10mpg in a car that averages closer to 60mpg, we also knew what date and time the fuel receipt was printed and when we matched this to the fleet management platform his company car was 42 miles away from the garage, therefore the evidence was so much against the employee that he lost his job and all over £40 worth of fuel, or it could have been more, unfortunately the fleet tracking solution was only in place for a month so we were unable to monitor behaviour before then.

The problem can be so much larger for a bigger organisation and fuel fraud could run into the £1000’s also fuel syphoning is on the up as a way round handing out your fuel card but the Vehicle Tracking market is now being flooded with CANbus solutions and fuel monitoring devices. It is great to see so many ways in which companies can tackle things like fuel fraud, there will always be people who can beat the system, but it is our job to make it harder and harder for fraudsters and in the end employees will get caught!

Thursday, 5 January 2012

January Vehicle Tracking Sale

January Sale
Throughout the whole of January Business Vehicle Tracking promise to beat or match any quote you can find from our competitors on new tracking units and monthly payments.

This offer is only available to new customers who do not currently have tracking units supplied by Business Vehicle Tracking.

So what are you waiting for, contact us now on 0844 556 8632 or sales@businessvehicletracking.co.uk for a live demo and quote.

GPS Tracking Solutions

Where are your drivers right now?
Where have they been driving throughout the day?
Did they arrive and leave jobs at the correct time?
How long have they been at a job?
Do you know the nearest vehicle to a specific address?
Are you aware of unauthorised usage of your fleet of vehicles?
Do your drivers exceed the speeding limits?

The main idea of GPS tracking is to help companies manage their fleet tracking and vehicle tracking needs and to answer the all the above questions without the need investigate each and every driver individually. There are many companies who remain unsure about adopting this concept as they feel it only benefits companies that have a large fleet of vehicles. In reality both small and large companies can benefit from vehicle tracking.

Real-time Vehicle Tracking – This allows a business to monitor where their vehicles are at any given time, it is therefore easy to spot delays and to manage delivery allocation. A taxi company, for example, will be able to efficiently allocate jobs at all times as the live tracking function will show the operator where each driver is at any given time.

Employee Management – Having a fleet management system in place will give you far more control over your employees when out on the road. GPS Tracking will make sure that employees are hitting deadlines on the road, starting and finishing jobs at the specified time and to ensure they are using the most direct route. It can also benefit the drivers too as the fleet management platform can identify if they are caught up in traffic and simply can’t make a destination on time. The system will also identify out of hours usage on the vehicles meaning that you can either charge mileage to the employee or eradicate the need for personnel to fill out private mileage forms.

Operational Management – It doesn’t matter if you have 1 or 100 vehicles, vehicle tracking allows a business to assess and evaluate how deliveries work which makes it far easier to plan routes and to allocate jobs. We all know that timely deliveries will increase customer satisfaction and getting an edge on your competitors can be priceless in today’s market. Seeing a decrease in your overall operational costs due to increased efficiency is also a possibility, managing your fuel bill and associated costs could be driven down giving you greater profitability for the year.

We at Business Vehicles Tracking have been assisting both large and small companies over a number of years now, we even help out companies with 1 vehicle and they understand the benefits of the fleet management system and how it is saving them money on a daily basis, for more information visit our website www.businessvehicletracking.co.uk