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Shell partners commercial fleets to help cut costs

Shell is offering to help trim fuel bills of commercial fleets by up to 10% through FuelSave Partner.

The fuel management solution is based on an intelligent truck-mounted unit with Shell analytics that feeds a continuous stream of information from the vehicle via GPS and telemetry, to the Shell FuelSave Partner core system.

Driving, engine and fuelling data is analysed and converted into management information reports which are directly accessible to fleet chiefs and transport managers via a web portal. The reports can then be used to highlight operational improvements and measures.

Additionally, it means commercial vehicle fleets can make more informed choices about managing their vehicles while also enabling business to cut their fleet emissions as FuelSave Partner automatically calculate CO2 output on a per tonne mile or kilometre basis.

To enable more commercial vehicle fleets to benefit from FuelSave Partner, the leading fuel company is holding a ‘Your Partner on the Road’ open day tomorrow (Thursday, September 15) at the National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham.

FuelSave Partner technology and resulting management reports have already helped:

• The Emons Group, which operates 450 trucks across four divisions, to record a 5.3% fuel reduction and a saving of up to 10% for some drivers on a fleet of 17 vehicles operated by its Emons Recycling Division.

• German company Spedition Gschwander, which operates a 100-vehicle fleet, to calculate that following a 10-truck pilot it could save €190,000 in fuel bills a year across the whole fleet with further savings in maintenance costs due to changing driver behaviour with the elimination of harsh braking and acceleration and aggressive driving when the engine is cold. Achieving that saving would also mean an emissions reduction of 526 tonnes a year.

• Europapier, Central and Eastern Europe’s largest paper wholesaler, to report average fuel reductions of 5.2%, which would deliver annual diesel savings of almost 20,000 litres across its 25-strong truck fleet.

Phil Williams, euroShell UK commercial manager, said: “Britain’s hauliers are operating in an extremely tough economic environment, but Shell is committed to helping them make fuel savings.”

Further information is available at www.shell.co.uk.

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