Roanoke, Virginia – February 9, 2012 – Blue Tree Systems Inc., provider of the R:COM Fleet Management Solution today announced that its new Fuel Auditor feature has been fully evaluated by TransAm Inc. across its 1,400 truck fleet and will now be made available as a standard feature to all new and existing customers.
Blue Tree Systems Fuel Auditor is designed to provide fleets with the ability to easily and accurately audit the fuel being burnt across their fleet and to drill-down to audit fuel usage per truck and driver to investigate any discrepancies.
The Fuel Auditor addresses the main challenge the industry has faced for years, which is the lack of trust fleet operators have in the fuel used data being collected from the engine ECMs. It is common knowledge that the fuel figures being reported by truck engine ECM’s are not accurate; therefore, assessing a truck or driver's fuel performance based on this data would be flawed. Equally the lack of accurate fuel usage data makes it difficult for fleet operators to make smart purchasing decisions on which truck make and model will deliver the best performance for their operation.
Blue Tree’s R:COM technology is the only solution that includes advanced algorithms capable of calibrating the ECM fuel data quickly and easily to provide accurate fuel usage data. This highly accurate fuel data is used by R:COM’s Fuel Auditor program to compare the amount of fuel burned by each truck in the fleet to the amount of fuel purchased. Fuel purchased data can be imported from electronic fuel cards, on-site pumps, or typed in manually from receipts. Any discrepancies between fuel burnt and fuel purchased are immediately highlighted in Blue Tree’s advanced reporting system which includes drill-down capability to determine the exact time window and location of the discrepancy.
Fleet operators have been hesitant to challenge veteran drivers on their driving style unless they have monitoring tools in place that they can trust to be accurate and robust enough to counter a challenge by the driver. Blue Tree’s accurate fuel data translates into accurate MPG figures per driver which enables fleets to identify the drivers which require additional coaching to improve their performance.
Blue Tree Systems Fuel Auditor also monitors the truck fuel tank level constantly to detect all fuel fills and extractions with great accuracy and has the ability to map the location of the fuel level change event. “Put simply, the Fuel Auditor technology enables fleet operators to verify that all the fuel they purchase is going into their tanks, and staying there until it is burnt by their engines – the perfect audit trail!” says Charlie Cahill, president and CEO of Blue Tree Systems.
About Blue Tree Systems
Blue Tree Systems develops and markets the industry leading R:COM fleet management system throughout Europe and North America. Blue Tree Systems has been providing the R:COM fleet management system since 1995. Blue Tree Systems has rapidly become known for excelling in performance management, drill down capabilities and analytics, with over 60,000 units deployed on some of Europe and North America’s highest profile fleets. R:COM by Blue Tree Systems is a fully comprehensive fleet management system which helps to significantly reduce fuel costs and increase fleet efficiency, by providing industry leading features including; fuel and driver performance monitoring, hours of service management, temperature management, IFTA reporting, in-cab communication, truck navigation and vehicle tracking. For more information visit www.bluetreesystems.com