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Shaw Tracking introduces tool to help fleets control fuel consumption

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. -- Shaw Tracking, has launched Fuel Manager, a module in the SensorTRACS -Performance Monitoring ...

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Shaw Tracking, has launched Fuel Manager, a module in the SensorTRACS -Performance Monitoring service. As part of the OmniVision Transportation suite of services, Fuel Manager is designed to aid transportation companies in reducing fuel consumption by tracking and managing vehicle and driver behaviours that cause unnecessary fuel usage such as speeding, idling and over-revving their engines.

“Fuel Manager provides a reliable set of querying and data presentation tools that turn data into actionable information to help companies manage and reduce fuel expenditures,” the company said in a release. The Performance Monitoring Fuel Manager module is available on the Shaw Tracking Mobile Computing Platform, which delivers OmniVision and OmniTRACS.

The Fuel Manager module aims to provide insight into individual driver behaviours that directly affect fuel consumption, positively or negatively. It’s also designed to quantify the financial impact of driving behaviours and provide fleets with the flexibility to compare drivers and vehicles. Individual driver performance scorecards can be generated to facilitate performance discussions and fleet-wide comparisons. This feature allows companies to recognize and reward their high performing drivers, and to better manage and coach less efficient drivers to improve their performance, according to the company.

“The leading causes of concern in the transportation industry are fuel consumption and cost. Fuel Manager enables our customers to better control their fuel consumption by actively managing the driver behaviours that directly affect their fuel expenditures,” said Mike Ham, vice-president of business solutions for Shaw Tracking. “The module provides additional value to our customers, especially in light of fluctuating fuel costs, increasing pressure to run green and a challenging economy.”

Fuel Manager’s advanced querying and data presentation tools is designed to allow companies to quickly identify which performance issues are most critical to their business. By turning data into relevant, actionable information, fleets can make appropriate changes for improved results, the company says. Shaw officials also say Fuel Manager gives insight into potential safety and maintenance issues.

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