Simplify the way you keep track of your fleet's fuel costs and maximize savings with our solutions

Effective fuel management is a vital component of a fleet management strategy. After all, fuel can rank among the top expenses for fleet-operating businesses, and you need to know that the money you are spending is not being needlessly wasted. This means taking steps to ensure every drop of fuel you purchase is being used to maximum effect.

In order to actually optimize your fuel management, you will need to develop a comprehensive strategy. This will involve keeping track of your fuel expenses and consumption, then identifying where improvements can be made. The best way to achieve this is through the use of a fuel monitoring system (also known as fuel tracking system). At Shell, we work with businesses to provide all of the relevant data so that fleet managers can understand your fuel usage and make any necessary adjustments.

Benefits of a fuel tracking system

Before exploring Shell's services in relation to fuel management, it is worth taking some time to look into the advantages of having the fuel tracking system in place. Essentially, by connecting to the Shell Telematics portal, you will have the ability to access fuel data and identify relevant fuel usage trends. On top of this, Shell offers also a Prepaid fuel card service that will provide you with further visibility into fuel transactions and offer you various integrated controls.

Combined, this fuel tracking system will offer the following benefits:

  • Monitor fuel consumption for every vehicle in your fleet
  • Track fuel transactions and oversee your business' spending on refueling
  • Gain insights into driver behavior, including speeding incidents, idle time, route deviation, and more
  • View live data covering fuel economy and the current fuel levels for each vehicle in your fleet

Shell Telematics portal

The Shell Telematics Fuel Bundle uses a combination of vehicle data and the Shell Fleet Prepaid Card solution allowing you to access all of the important information you need around fuel consumption and your spending. As a result, the Shell Telematics portal can form a crucial part of your wider fuel monitoring system.

In the sections below, you can learn about the different features on offer and the data you will have access to.

View live fuel information

Using the Shell Telematics Fuel Bundle as part of your fuel monitoring system, you will have access to accurate, real-time information about the fuel levels in your vehicles. On top of this, you will have access to mileage reporting, which can help you to identify some of the main areas where improvements can be made.

The information available to your business will help you to control fuel expenses over time. For instance, you can identify which vehicles are the most fuel-efficient and which are the least fuel efficient. From there, you can explore whether any inefficiencies are related to your vehicles, your drivers, or the routes being traveled.

Monitor driver behaviour

Any good fuel monitoring system will include the ability to break down the performance of different drivers. With Shell Telematics, you will be able to monitor driver behavior in a number of key ways. This includes measuring the length and severity of any speeding incidents, the harshness of braking events, and the amount of time a driver is idle.

Unauthorized stops, route deviations, and harsh driving incidents can be highlighted. Furthermore, you will have the ability to rank drivers based on key performance indicators. On top of this, you can receive detailed insights, including information on the steps that individual drivers could take to improve fuel efficiency. This data can then be used to provide feedback to drivers, implement rewards for good behavior, and inform your future training sessions.

Optimize your routes

Another way in which the Shell Telematics portal can be used for fuel management purposes is through the optimization of routes. The live map that is included within the portal offers a satellite view, showing all current vehicle locations, while users can also view live traffic data. This allows fleet managers to direct drivers away from areas where traffic congestion is causing delays, which then reduces the amount of fuel that is wasted.

On top of this, the portal provides the ability to view your full journey history. As a result, you can explore which routes have been the most efficient over time and plan future journeys accordingly. Ultimately, when routes are optimized, your fuel expenses can be drastically reduced and any stops for refueling can be planned ahead of time too.

Monitor fuel efficiency

Another key feature of the Shell Telematics platform is the ability to access vehicle performance data on a 24/7 basis. You will be able to receive regular vehicle maintenance reminders, allowing you to keep your vehicles in the best working condition, while fuel efficiency reports are also available.

It is important to pinpoint any inefficiencies as quickly as possible, as this will help you to reduce costs.

Using a prepaid fuel card

By integrating your fuel monitoring system with the Shell Fleet Prepaid solution, you will have access to a wide range of additional controls, which can all assist with fuel management. In particular, the prepaid fuel card allows you to gain complete oversight into when and where fuel is being purchased and how much you have spent.

You can use the Shell Fleet Prepaid service to establish clear controls over your fuel expenditure and to make the actual process of refueling vehicles much easier for your drivers, who will be able to pay for fuel with the swipe of a card. Furthermore, there are built-in security features that can help to protect your business against fuel fraud. At Shell, we are committed to helping our business customers to simplify expenses and optimize fuel fleet management.

Track fuel transactions

With the Shell Fleet Prepaid Card, you will be able to continually track your fuel expenses over time. This includes the individual expenses associated with each card you allocate to drivers, as well as the total fuel expenses for your business. Past transactions will also be available to view at any time.

You can use this information to learn about your fuel spending and to identify any noteworthy trends. Invoices can be accessed through the online portal, and you can identify any spending habits that require improvement.

Manage prepaid fuel cards

Our business customers are able to have full control over their prepaid fuel cards. This includes adding new cards so that every driver has access to one. However, it also includes the ability to block cards, which is important in the event that fuel fraud is suspected, or in the event that a card is lost or stolen.

In addition, you will have the ability to apply restrictions to your cards, providing a further sense of control. For example, you can set specific times when your cards can be used or set conditions on the products and services that can be purchased using the card. You will also be able to add restrictions based on location and set limits for spending on each card, with those spending limits being set on a per day, per week, or per month basis.

Detect suspicious activity

Finally, effective fuel fleet management must also contend with the issue of fuel fraud. Thankfully, with Shell Fleet Prepaid, you will have access to instant card activity reports and alerts in the event that suspicious activity is detected. Shell retail locations also have fully-trained staff on-site, along with CCTV, assisting with quick detection.

In the event that suspicious activity is detected or fuel fraud is suspected, you will be able to instantly block the relevant fuel card. This limits any damage and allows you to deal with the issue as swiftly as possible.

How does a fleet fuel management system help?

The Geotab platform grants you insight into fuel usage and fill-up trends, along with critical engine data for proactive fleet maintenance. Integrate your fuel cards to monitor transactions by fuel type and state right from our platform. Set rules and notifications to proactively manage speeding and idling.

Track key fuel metrics such as:

  • Fuel consumption (fuel used and fuel used when idling)
  • Fuel economy (the actual MPG)
  • Fuel level
  • True idling
  • Engine malfunctions such as faulty oxygen sensor


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