Fuel is the driving force behind every business that operates a fleet of vehicles and for most it will be within their top three operational costs. With the cost of fuel being an ever-increasing concern, it is essential to have a well-proven data reporting system in place to monitor fuel usage and give the fleet operator complete control.
FuelWorks, Merridale’s number-one solution to fuel management reporting in the UK, is the choice of many large fleet operators and local authorities, with over 1500 sites already taking advantage of this low-cost subscription-based service. This means that approximately 14 million litres of fuel during 150,000 fuelling transactions are accounted for each week using Merridale FuelWorks web-based software.
I can’t think of a time I’ve looked at our reports and wished FuelWorks could tell me something more. It seems to cover everything. It’s great having access on any device too, rather than being limited to a single computer.
The ability of FuelWorks to be accessed through any standard web browser across multiple platforms gives the user complete flexibility and accessibility. This eliminates the need for software to be installed on office computers and avoids any training, security, and backup issues for the user. This also means that users can access the vital data they require from anywhere and at any time, something that has become an even greater necessity as more companies now permit their administration staff to work from home.
The market-leading software has been designed and developed in-house by Merridale to give fleet operators the tools they need to effectively manage their fleet and monitor fuel. Merridale are also responsible for hosting and maintaining FuelWorks, without any third-party input, thus giving them a vested interest in ensuring that the companies that subscribe to this service can optimise their benefits.
Using the vital data captured in FuelWorks, fleet operators will have a much better understanding of all aspects of their fleet and workforce. The ability to measure and report on fuel consumption and performance by vehicle and driver provides the fleet operator the vital statistics needed to help shape decisions such as best routes to take, which vehicle to use for specific jobs, and whether drivers need extra training on efficient driving.
FuelWorks can also monitor tank levels and predict low stock, sending email alerts as needed and SMS texts in the event of severe leak or theft. Other features of FuelWorks include secure encrypted HTTPS connections, multiple users across multiple sites, real-time capabilities, a range of reporting features (including fuel, cost, vehicle and driver performance, and environmental impact) and tank stock reconciliation and costing.
Merridale also offers unrivalled levels of support and training, with initial telephone training for every Customer, and a dedicated helpdesk on hand to offer ongoing support.
John Hadaway, fleet manager at Linburg Coaches, who have used FuelWorks since 2013 said “I can’t think of a time I’ve looked at our reports and wished FuelWorks could tell me something more. It seems to cover everything. It’s great having access on any device too, rather than being limited to a single computer.”
Fleet operators who wish to upgrade existing Merridale equipment to use FuelWorks need not worry about replacing existing hardware to do so. Merridale can upgrade most existing systems to make them compatible with FuelWorks, no matter how old the system is.
To find out how Merridale FuelWorks could benefit your company, contact Merridale on 01902 350 700 or visit www.merridale.co.uk.