Fuel products supplier realizes a 4.5% fuel economy improvement with the True Fuel standalone fuel optimization solution
Rochester, New York – August 17, 2016 — Vnomics Corp., providers of advanced analytics solutions that enable fleets to improve driver and vehicle performance in real time, today announced that Superior Plus Energy Services is equipping its fleet with its True Fuel™ standalone fuel optimization solution. The provider of home and business fuels has outfitted 300 vehicles with the patented, standalone system to improve fuel economy through real-time driver coaching.
“We piloted True Fuel and realized a 4.5 percent fuel savings,” said Bruce Ruppert, director of business development at Superior Plus Energy Services “Such results were compelling enough for us to make the decision to equip our 300 vehicles. True Fuel gives our drivers the ability to take immediate action to improve fuel efficiency in real time by providing audio alerts for improper shifting, speeding and idling that signal when the driver is not optimizing fuel consumption.
“We also firmly believe that True Fuel has safety implications” continued Bruce Ruppert. “A driver who operates a vehicle correctly from the perspective of speed, idling and shifting is a more conscientious and safer driver. With True Fuel we can confidently say we have become a safer and greener fleet while also improving our bottom line.”
Superior Plus Energy Services, headquartered in Rochester, New York, serves residential, commercial, agricultural and industrial customers throughout the northeast and Mid Atlantic regions of the U.S. with a wide range of fuel products, including gasoline, diesel, heating oil, kerosene and propane.
“I’ll admit I was skeptical at first,” said Spencer Durkee, a 27 year-old driver for Superior with 6 years of driving experience. “After a few weeks it became fun for me and I watched my fuel mileage steadily improve. It really made me retrain my brain on how to drive my truck and has become a very useful tool.”
Vnomics True Fuel precisely monitors each vehicle’s actual fuel usage in real time and compares it to the maximum achievable fuel economy for that vehicle under its current operating conditions. To accurately identify the actual and potential fuel usage of each truck and each driver, the system takes into account the impact of vehicle make, model and age, terrain and load size.
With True Fuel, drivers are also provided with fair and balanced scorecards detailing the fuel loss factors they can control, including shifting efficiency, speeding and idle time. Fleet managers can use the solution’s web portal to access precise, comprehensive fuel use analytics and summary dashboards and gain insights instantly into fuel usage and causes of wasted fuel for a fleet or for specific vehicles and drivers.
“At Superior Plus Energy Services, True Fuel is proving its effectiveness as a driver coaching tool that can help improve fuel economy,” said Alan Farnsworth, CEO at Vnomics. “We are pleased they have chosen our fuel optimization solution, which has already been proven to provide a 3% to 10% fleet wide fuel savings on several thousand vehicles that are using it to address easily preventable causes of wasted fuel and to lower fuel costs.”
Founded in 2008, Rochester, NY-based Vnomics Corp. provides advanced analytics solutions that enable fleets to improve driver and vehicle performance. The company’s True Fuel™ stand-alone fuel optimization solution coaches drivers in real time to achieve the highest fuel efficiency, calculates actual and potential fuel economy then provides comprehensive data fleets can use to optimize fuel performance and improve profitability. Vnomics’ unique approach to driver and vehicle performance provides substantial fuel savings to a rapidly growing number of fleets across all motor carrier segments. For additional information, visit www.vnomicscorp.com or call 855-866-6427.
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