A leading Yorkshire-based civil engineering company have credited Merridale’s fuel management system for its functionality when reflecting on their transition to digital reporting.
K Rouse Civil Engineers Ltd, who operate across the UK from their Leeds base, have been using Merridale’s equipment and software since upgrading their systems earlier in the year. Before this, they relied only on handwritten accounts of their fuel usage in order to track and report on their fleet of over 150 vehicles.
“Until now we never had all of the data in one place. We calculated the diesel for each job separately and never saw it as a full figure.” explained SEQ manager at K Rouse, John Whelan.
We are currently working towards our FORS accreditation, so we knew we wanted to go digital with our reporting. Previously it was all written down on paper, we had a notebook by the diesel tank and logged each fuel transaction by hand. It has halved the workload for our office staff now that they don’t need to go back and forth between paper and spreadsheets.
As part of the upgrade, which included a Merridale MX-M fuel management system and MX-T tank gauge, K Rouse chose to use Merridale’s web-based software FuelWorks. With this, users can access data from any device connected to the internet and export reports as spreadsheets if required.
FuelWorks has become increasingly popular with Merridale’s current customers. Due to its ability to be accessed through a web browser on any device FuelWorks gives the user complete flexibility and accessibility, eliminating the need for the software to be installed on a single nominated device. As well as FuelWorks, Merridale also offer other great packages to suit businesses who prefer to use a client-based reporting package on a single computer.
When asked why K Rouse chose to subscribe to FuelWorks, John said “The main features we were looking for in a fuel management system was the ability to track fuel usage and spend, and to also be able to report on our environmental impact. As a company we are trying to be much more mindful and environmentally friendly. The emissions reporting in FuelWorks is really helping us to make changes and cut down our footprint.”
FuelWorks allows multiple users to report on and monitor their environmental impact, fuel usage, costs and vehicle performance across multiple sites or tanks. It also has the capability to monitor tank levels and predict low stock, with email alerts being sent in such events.
“We are currently working towards our FORS accreditation, so we knew we wanted to go digital with our reporting. Previously it was all written down on paper, we had a notebook by the diesel tank and logged each fuel transaction by hand. It has halved the workload for our office staff now that they don’t need to go back and forth between paper and spreadsheets.”
To find out how a Merridale fuel and tank management system could benefit your company, contact Merridale on 01902 350 700 or visit www.merridale.co.uk.