Posted on: 26 April 2016
Regardless of what type of fleet you own and operate, fuel it the thing that keeps your vehicles running to meet customer demands and/or meet deadlines. If you have been fueling your fleet at the nearest gas station or with the nearest port fueling stop, you may be missing out on what fleet fueling companies can provide. Here are just some of the services a fleet fueling company can provide that may be of use to you.
Fueling Trucks over the Long Haul
Sometimes your trucks have to travel hundreds of miles without seeing a single stop to refuel. (Some of the plains states and desert states are like that.) If your drivers do not remember to refuel at the last stop for one hundred miles (or more), the trucks stall out and get stuck in the middle of nowhere. You can hire a fleet fueling company like Enright and Sons to meet your trucks on their long routes where there are no stops and fuel the trucks on the side of the road. If you plan ahead, you can schedule this service in advance for as often as you expect a truck to run along this kind of route (e.g., you have four trucks that travel over three hundred miles between stops twice a week and you can hire the fueling truck company to send a fueling truck to meet these trucks and refuel them at a specific point in the route).
Fueling Ships Mid-Ocean
Ships traveling around the world and loaded down with cargo need to make frequent stops to refuel. The frequent stops cause the ships to be slow and sometimes shipments over sea are delayed by lack of fuel as well as bad weather. If you are in the import/export business and your fleet is a fleet of cargo ships, fueling ships mid-ocean is a very valuable service indeed. Fleet fueling companies may provide this service in addition to the fueling services that they provide on land, or they may specialize in just the ocean-going fleets.
Fueling Planes Mid-Flight
If you own and operate a fleet of planes, then you know how expensive the frequent fueling stops at airports can be. Not only is it expensive to constantly touch down, land, shut off the plane, restart the plane and take off again, but plane fuel also does not cost the same at every airport around the world. If you have a refueling plane from a fleet fueling company meet your plane in the air, it takes but a few minutes to refuel and your plane just continues onward like nothing happened. Additionally, you pay the going rate for plane/jet fuel here in the states, and not the price of fuel as it stands in any other country.Share