Fuel inefficiency is costing you at the pump - but it doesn’t have to
If you don’t use a fleet management system, you’re paying for your sub-optimal route planning at the pump. A great fuel tracking system won’t merely offset gas prices; it’ll help you run a more profitable business. Whichever way you cut it, fuel management solutions pave the way to a more successful and sustainable future.
We’ve reviewed dozens of fuel tracking systems to bring you the very best of 2019.
Read on for our picks, or request quotes from top fuel monitoring system suppliers.
The Top Fuel Tracking Systems
- Best for Fuel Card Integration: Verizon Connect
- Best for Fuel Economy: Samsara
- Best for Fuel Tax Reporting: Teletrac Navman
- Best for Performance Monitoring: Omnitracs
- Best Self-Installation: Azuga
Verizon Connect Reveal
Best for Fuel Card Integration
You can’t accuse Verizon of not putting their money where their mouth is. In the last two years, the firm has dropped $3.4 billion on major telematics acquisitions to keep its fleet management solution, Verizon Connect, at the forefront of fuel management.
Verizon’s leading market share suggests the investments are paying off, but does Verizon Connect represent a good deal for customers? We think so - it combines slick desktop and mobile software and clever analytics in a package that makes it easier to control your spending on fuel. You can also link the system up with your fuel card service provider to align your fuel transactions with vehicle location and activity data. To top it all off, Verizon Connect is fully Federal Motor Safety Carrier Administration (FMCSA) compliant - essential in the post-ELD Mandate world.
▶ Now read: The Top Five Fuel Cards of 2019
Best for Fuel Economy
- Fuel card integration: Only indirectly, via Fleetio (third-party solution)
- Fuel card reconciliation: No
- Anti-siphoning device: No
- IFTA Reporting: Yes
- FMCSA compliant: Yes
- Free trial: Yes
- Price: Request quote
The devil makes work for idle vans, but you can trust Samsara to guide drivers from A to B efficiently. Take, for example, Dohrn Transfer, the Illinoisan truck firm that implemented a coaching program based on Samsara dashboard reports to reduce idling by a staggering 50% across its 500+ vehicle fleet. Thousands of other Samsara customers have also used its real-time route tracking tools to manage their fleets more fuel efficiently.
Samsara also brings a bunch of great driver safety features to encourage responsible behavior behind the wheel, meaning fewer road accidents and claim payouts for your fleet.
Teletrac Navman DIRECTOR
Best for Fuel Tax Reporting
The mere thought of IFTA reporting is enough to make you long for the days when refueling your ride meant feeding your horse a carrot.
Thankfully, Teletrac Navman DIRECTOR brings fuel tax reporting kicking and screaming into the 21st century. The software uses modern GPS tracking technology to automate the task of calculating your fleet’s interstate and intrastate mileage. The final output is a regulator-ready report detailing your business’ fuel tax situation. DIRECTOR does everything short of mailing it to the FMCSA for you.
Throw electronic Hours of Service (HoS) logging into the mix, and Teletrac Navman all but eliminates paperwork from your drivers’ day-to-day jobs. They’ll be able to focus more when on the road, and spend their time at rest stops actually doing what the name suggests. Meanwhile, you’ll have time to focus on more important work at fleet HQ. Teletrac Navman for the win.
Omnitracs Fuel Manager
Best for Performance Monitoring
It isn’t just trucks that have blind spots - people have them too. Without feedback, it can be hard to know what you’re doing well, not so well, or not at all.
Therein lies the genius of Omnitracs Fuel Manager. Rather than dump a load of vehicle performance data on you, it gives you the insights you need to coach and reward the people behind the wheel. Tools like driver performance scorecards and fleet HQ-to-driver instant messaging help identify your drivers’ strengths and recognize their blind spots.
And when you know what your drivers are good at and where they could be better, you can help them improve. Omnitracs offers constructive mechanisms for making your fleet more fuel efficient.
Best for Self-Installation
Even if you consider yourself pretty handy with a wrench, DIY outfitting all your vehicles with onboard fuel monitoring devices isn’t practical when you’ve got a fleet to run.
The folks at Azuga clearly didn’t get the memo though. They’ve somehow managed to make a fuel monitoring system that you can hard wire in less than 30 seconds, and that includes great fuel reporting features.
Azuga is a smart, intuitive, and affordable (the hardware is free with a monthly software subscription) fuel tracking system for any fleet.
If there’s a better fuel tracking system than the five covered on this page, we’d love to hear about it. We can also help you find the right solution for your fleet. Complete this 30-second form to request quotes from top fuel monitoring suppliers.