What is IoT-Enabled Fuel Level Monitoring?
Fuel level monitoring solutions use IoT-enabled sensors to allow users the ability to remotely fuel tank levels and usage to identify issues, like leaks or excessive idling, and maximize fuel efficiency.
According to Truckers Report, fuel accounts for up to 39 percent of the total operating cost of a truck fleet, with one truck consuming up to $70,000 in fuel per year. There’s a huge incentive for fleets to focus their attention on the fuel efficiency of a vehicle, but when things like driver behavior can affect fuel efficiency by 30 to 60 percent, it’s vital that fleet managers have visibility into all aspects of the operation of their fleets.
Fuel level monitoring solutions give accurate, real-time readings of fuel usage, alerting drivers and fleet managers if readings exceed normal limits, in case of a leak or theft, for example.
Gathering historical efficiency data at regular intervals allows managers to track and improve driver performance and precisely test and monitor the effects of technological changes to vehicles, like the addition of trailer skirts and automatic transmissions.
Key Benefits of IoT-Enabled Fuel Level Monitoring
- Enable fleet managers to monitor fuel consumption with a high degree of accuracy and in real-time, rather than requiring manual reporting and using error-prone averages to track changes in fuel efficiency.
- Gives fleet managers more transparency into which of their vehicles are operating more efficiently, allowing for granular testing of the effect of different equipment on efficiency.
- Track the effect of driver behavior on fuel efficiency. Receive alerts to behavior like sudden stops or acceleration, and excessive idling to help curve wasteful behaviors.