Maximizing efficiency and reducing costs: six fuel control use cases

20 December, 2022
Olga Voytikhovich

Higher fuel prices raised transportation costs for businesses. During the past year, fuel’s share in a fleet’s total cost of ownership topped 20%, making fuel the second-largest expense after depreciation. Due to high fuel price volatility, fleet management companies have to find novel approaches to reduce transportation spending. Telematics and IoT technology has the potential to improve fuel consumption and drive savings by enabling fleet operators to control fuel leakages or theft, as well as promote safe driving and effective resource allocation.

The Wialon partners, certified telematics providers, have extensive expertise in implementing GPS tracking solutions to bolster fuel efficiency. During the IoT project of the year 2022 contest, the integrators showcased their success stories, sparking unprecedented interest in the Wialon community. In this article, we shortlist best IoT projects implemented on top of Wialon in the fuel transportation and storage sector.

Optimizing a fuel dispensing tracking system for agribusiness

The customer is an agricultural company based in Kazakhstan. Its fleet of 141 vehicles consumed plenty of fuel, which resulted in drastic losses of up to $40,000 per month. On top of that, a lack of fuel monitoring and automation led to regular fuel theft and human errors.

Avtoskan, a Wialon partner, implemented a fuel management system that aimed to resolve the issues.

The team at Avtoskan analyzed the existing fuel tracking system, identified bottlenecks, and outlined a roadmap for implementation. The delivered solution comprised the following components: 

  • a Wialon-based fuel monitoring system;
  • GPS trackers;
  • electronic fuel dispensers;
  • third-party software to process report data and manage fuel cards.

Now, the company can oversee the petroleum delivery cycle, automate fuel dispensing at gas stations, and eliminate theft, reducing associated costs by 15%. Read the detailed use case about the optimization of a fuel dispensing tracking system from Avtoskan in our use cases library.

A fuel consumption monitoring system for a wood product manufacturer

fuel consumption monitoring systemA large-scale wood manufacturer with a fleet of 2,000+ vehicles turned to Geoservice, a Wialon partner in Central Asia, to implement a Wialon GPS tracking system. The customer’s main objective was to increase visibility into fuel usage and decrease costs.

To build a solution, Geoservice experts first integrated Galileosky 7x Wi-Fi Hub devices in vehicles to seamlessly transmit data about fuel usage, mileage, engine hours, and other performance metrics to the system. Next, the team at Geoservice offered Wialon to trace fuel in real time, process data from the trackers, and generate reports. As a result, the company reduced fuel spending up to 50%, optimized daily processes, and saved time on more business-critical tasks. For more information, visit our use case library and read the full use case about successful implementation of a fuel consumption monitoring system for a wood industry company.

Vehicle video monitoring to prevent fuel theft

vehicle video monitoring

Avtoskan delivered a remote video monitoring system for an agricultural holding managing a fleet of 141 tank trucks. The customer wanted to prevent fuel theft, as well as comply with government regulations that required video surveillance devices to be installed on each vehicle. 

The video telematics solution comprised hardware and software components. For the hardware part, Avtoskan used SOWA MVR-204 series, a high-resolution dash cam, mounted on each tank truck. The customer chose Wialon for the software part of the solution thanks to the platform’s rich functionality, the ease of customization, compatibility with multiple video recorders, and capacity to handle high loads.

By employing the Wialon-based solution, the customer established control over its entire fleet, prevented unauthorized vehicle usage and fuel theft, and ensured compliance with government regulations. Find all the results the company got with the vehicle video monitoring system to prevent fuel theft on the use cases page.

Enabling fleet video telematics for fuel tankers

fleet video telematics

The customer is one of the leading bulk fuel transporters in Rwanda, with a fleet of 50+ trucks and a view to expand its market positions. To seal more deals, the company had to abide by the environmental, health, and safety standards, as well as equip each vehicle with a tracking device and a video surveillance system. This would allow for monitoring driver safety and behavior, as well as proactively responding to accidents.

To address the business need, Afritrack, a Wialon partner in Africa, delivered a video telematics solution. First, the provider installed GPS trackers and cameras powered by artificial intelligence on each vehicle. The team at Afritrack then implemented a Wialon-based video monitoring system that allowed both live-streaming and recording of video footage from multiple cameras simultaneously. In addition, the system sends alarm messages in case of car hacking, unsafe driving, video loss, or other emergency, and supports accident reporting with video footage.

Now, the company can ensure compliance with industry-specific regulations and promote safety on the road by monitoring driver behavior in real time and timely detecting accidents to act early. The full use case about fleet video telematics in fuel transportation is available in the library. 

A GPS fuel tracking system for an agricultural company

gps fuel tracking system

The customer is an agricultural company specializing in crop cultivation with a fleet of 70 vehicles. The company turned to Avtoskan to develop a solution capable of handling multiple data streams from various sensors and facilitating fuel tracking. 

The customer’s existing fuel management system, Topaz, tracked fuel amounts coming out of a refueler during vehicle tank filling. Meanwhile, the Wialon platform was employed to trace how much fuel actually got into a vehicle’s tank. However, it was time- and effort-consuming to analyze the dispersed reports generated by the two systems.

To address this issue, Avtoscan integrated the two platforms into a comprehensive GPS monitoring system and enabled smooth data synchronization and transition. With the solution, the company automated manual processes, minimized human error, eliminated discrepancies in fuel amount data, and established thorough control over fuel usage to cut costs. To get more information about the GPS fuel tracking system for JSC Nadezhda based on the integration of two platforms, read the use case on our website. 

A fuel management solution to digitize processes

fuel management solution

The customer is an agricultural holding operating a fleet of 80 vehicles and specialized equipment. The company also owned a gas station and several fuel tankers that transport gasoline to field machinery. Due to reliance on manual efforts, though, fleet management was inefficient and error-prone and lacked transparency into fuel consumption, delivery, and storage. This resulted in regular fuel theft and significant monetary losses that reached tens of thousands of US dollars per year.

The customer turned to Cifrovaya bezopasnost', a Wialon partner from Central Asia, to design a fuel tracking solution to automate processes and eliminate fraud. The delivered solution consisted of several components:

  • electronic hardware devices with UHF tags and sensors installed on gas stations and tankers to determine fuel levels;
  • a Wialon-based monitoring system to collect data from devices, analyze it, and generate reports to detect fuel theft.

As a result, the company digitized manual processes, enabling control over fuel storage and consumption, preventing human error, and saving up to $50,000 annually. Visit the use cases library to learn more about the results the company got after integrating a fuel management solution for a company from Central Asia.

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Olga Voytikhovich
Olga Voytikhovich
Olga is a content editor at Gurtam. She proofreads and reviews other authors' materials, also writes about Gurtam products, presents partner use cases in the best way possible, and tells about the system updates. In fact, Olga helps out with the content of almost all Gurtam resources.


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