Fuel monitoring and fuel management are both essential aspects of any business strategy. Companies that use any type of fuel must have systems in place to determine how much fuel is available, where and when fuel is being used, and who is using it. While fuel monitoring and fuel management sound incredibly similar, the two terms actually have very different meanings, and both are critical for business owners who wish to minimize expenses and maximize efficiency. In this week’s blog, we explore the differences between fuel monitoring and fuel management as they relate to on-site tanks of gasoline, diesel, and heating oil.
Fuel Monitoring Focuses on Fuel in the Supply Tank
Fuel monitoring is also known as tank monitoring, simply because the process involves observing the amount of fuel within a tank at any given time. Tank monitoring systems can include everything from simple fuel gauges to Howard Energy’s state-of-the-art tank monitoring systems. Our wireless fuel tank monitoring system features solar power, real-time data, and automatic alerts for low fuel levels. Both in-ground and above-ground tanks are compatible with our advanced fuel monitoring systems, which provide accurate, safe, and current data without the need for frequent manual fuel level checking.
Fuel Management Covers Fuel Use After Pumping
Fuel management, on the other hand, relates to a handful of aspects of fuel use. Simply put, fuel management services focus on where the fuel goes once it is out of the supply tank. This can include information on who is pumping fuel, which vehicles are receiving fuel, and when and how much fuel is being dispensed. Fuel management systems from Howard Energy can include key fobs for individual drivers, tools to keep fuel secure, and technology that keeps track of where each gallon of fuel goes. Business owners must keep a keen eye on their fuel management strategies and data — even the smallest details and employee habits can point to waste and areas of improvement, and fuel management systems offer critical data to help inform fueling and supply decisions.
Partner with Howard Energy, Inc. for Fuel Supply and Services
At Howard Energy, we fully understand how your business depends on a reliable and steady supply of gasoline and diesel fuel to keep your operations at its peak. As a family-owned, commercial full-service gas and diesel fuel supplier, Howard Energy has been serving companies across Maryland, Washington DC, and Northern VA for over 25 years.
Our team of experts has a thorough knowledge of the petroleum industry to devise commercial and retail fueling solutions. As a result, we use our keen insight to build strong partnerships with commercial trucking, construction, manufacturing companies, and more. Howard Energy is proud to bring our products and services to gas stations, car dealerships, marinas, and beyond.
If you need cost-effective and convenient wholesale fuel and related fuel tank storage or monitoring services, contact us to get started. Call us at 410-647-1500, and visit our website. Stay connected with Howard Energy on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.