Internal Fuel Systems

 

Internal Fuel Systems

 

What types of internal Fuel Systems are being used today?

Those that do have an internal system, is it being used in conjunctions with SAP?  If so which fuel system?

 Is anyone using TRAK either now or in the past and what are the issues, if any, you are experiencing?

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I am using FuelFocus which is a module through my fleet maintenance program, Asset Works FleetFocus.  It is a real time system which requires no manual downloading as my previous system required.  Also provides reports and can be used in conjunction with quarterly tax reporting.

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APS isusing the EJ Ward System.

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We are using the EJ Ward system. For the most part it has been a good system, with few issues. The main issue is not being able to change batteries on the hose modules. The cost of a new module every year because the batteries went dead is pretty high compared to a couple of new batteries...

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City of Edmond Oklahome is using Petro-Vend with a fob to activate system, it downloads automatically in it's files, but to get the information over to our fleet maintenace program it has to be exported, which is no problem and very short time. This has been an excellent system and we have been using it for 15 plus years.

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The Idaho Transportation Department is currently migrating from Petro-Vend and NBCS to Fuel Master equipement at our fuel sites. We use the commercial fleet card (currently Comdata) to activate the system, validate card and PIN and collect the data. We download the data weekly, process and export to inventory and equipment management.

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The city of Cedar Rapids is using Fuelmaster and Petro Vend system. We are looking at making the change to Fuel Focus so that our fuel data is contained in the same format and language as our Fleet Management Software, Fleet Focus and Info Center. Our biggest struggle is the the current system does not have a quick easy export and import to Fleet Focus.

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We use the E.J. Ward system with SAP. We have had some issues with the transfer of mileage/hours data in to the SAP system. We use a text file to transfer the data and the biggest issue is if a vehicle has multiple fill ups per day and the timing of the download to SAP is off then a data clash occurs and requires constant monitoring. And with no bi-directional data transfer between Ward and SAP you have to maintain vehicle data manually in both systems, kind of a pain point.

Please feel free to contact me directly if you have any other questions.

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Pitkin County is using the EJ Ward system with very little problems

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Hi,
We use the Wright Express Fleet Card to authorize all off-site transactions (Coast to Coast). The same card collects odometer and driver id both on-campus and off-campus. We manually add cards to our Multiforce/Fuelforce pump campus controller. By manually entering/authorizing on campus we save the transaction charge from WEX. (a significant cost savings.)
All off-campus transactions are imported monthly (although it could be more often) into the Multiforce/FuelForce. This allows all information to be in one place.
All information can be downloaded at will or sent to you from Multiforce/FuelForce, at a specified interval.
The Multiforce/FuelForce system is easy to use for +1600 fuelers and ~800 vehicles. Great system for the money.

We also have Assetworks/FA/Fuel Focus on our pumps out back. That system is tied into a vehicle maintenance system. The system works great, but it is costly and requires some IT. The integration is good if you will be doing all the maintenance inhouse and want maintenance and fuel information on your vehicles in one place. This system is used for about 50 vehicles. It is comprehensive, but far more complicated than we need for the campus pumps, but is exactly what we need for our small in-house fleet.