Avoid Downtime with Mobile Fueling

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Looking for ways to reduce fuel costs? Take advantage of mobile fueling — you'll be glad you did.

Ultimately, mobile fueling is ideal for businesses that want to reduce fleet or construction equipment downtime. It provides a fast, affordable and efficient alternative to on-site fuel storage or requiring your employees to fuel up trucks or equipment on their own.

Shipley Energy is proud to offer mobile fueling services to many organizations across the Mid-Atlantic region. Let’s take a look at eight benefits mobile refueling/fueling has to offer you, so you can capitalize on mobile fueling services for years to come.

1. Refuel Trucks and Equipment During Off-Hours

Mobile fueling guarantees you can get the fuel you need during off-hours. That way, you won't have to worry about your fuel needs interfering with your business' everyday operations.

Typically, a top-notch fuel distributor will work with a business to find ways to reduce vehicle or equipment downtime. By doing so, this distributor will ensure a company can avoid downtime by offering on-site refueling that falls outside of a company's business hours.

A reliable mobile fuel distributor will provide fuel for truck fleets, equipment, tanks and generators at any time. You can even set up a mobile fueling schedule that guarantees you'll receive regular fuel deliveries during off-hours.  

At Shipley Energy, we are ready to fill your trucks, equipment and tanks 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We'll provide you with fuel any time you prefer — day or night.

We also offer emergency services to guarantee you won’t lose productivity. Even in bad weather, we'll be able to provide the fuel you need so you won't have to worry about losing business.

2. Get the Proper Fuel and Fuel Amounts Consistently

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the average cost of gasoline in the United States was approximately $2.31 per gallon as of February 2017. Although the price of gasoline has improved recently, the danger of lost or wasted fuel remains a major problem for companies nationwide.

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Mobile fueling ensures you'll receive the right fuel, in the right amount, at the right time. Therefore, you won't have to worry about insufficient or inadequate fuel. Conversely, you'll be able to maintain your business' day-to-day operations with the confidence you'll have the fuel you need at all times.

Shipley Energy supplies a broad assortment of fuels for mobile delivery, including:

  • Diesel (off-road and highway)
  • Diesel exhaust fluid (DEF)
  • Gasoline

The Shipley Energy team also goes above and beyond the call of duty to guarantee our customers will get the support they deserve.

For example, we use a state-of-the-art equipment and truck tracking system to guarantee you'll get the right fuel — without exception. We place barcodes on mobile fueling equipment and trucks, ensuring equipment and truck information is stored in our secure database. Thus, when one of our drivers arrives at a mobile refueling site, a customer's equipment and/or truck information is instantly transferred from our database to a computer on-board.

If fuel is not registered for a particular piece of equipment, the system provides an error message that stops the delivery. Meanwhile, our system also ensures fuel shuts off when the right amount is delivered. It uses data on a vehicle's tank size, which eliminates the risk of overfills.

Let's not forget about the hard work and commitment of our drivers, either. Our drivers will always leave customers with detailed, easy-to-read delivery reports. Customers can even access these reports online at their convenience.

Shipley Energy mobile fueling reports offer a wealth of delivery information, including:

  • Date: You can track how frequently you receive fuel deliveries. If you're not receiving sufficient fuel, you can always increase the frequency of your fuel delivery schedule. Or, if you're worried about too much fuel, you can cut back on your fuel delivery frequency as needed.
  • Truck or equipment ID numbers: Each truck or piece of equipment will have a unique ID number. This ensures you can monitor exactly how much fuel you're receiving for a particular truck or piece of equipment.
  • Total gallons: How much fuel are you using over the course of a week, month or year? Our reports display total gallons so you can manage your fuel usage and costs efficiently.
  • Taxes: Our reports ensure you can analyze fuel sales taxes and on-road taxes with ease.

Shipley Energy can even help you track individual truck and equipment data. All of our data is exportable to Excel, which can help you keep more accurate records of your fuel consumption.

3. Eliminate the Environmental Dangers Associated with On-Site Fuel Storage

Assorted environmental and safety regulations limit the amount of fuel that can be stored on site, along with where the fuel can be stored. Mobile fueling reduces or eliminates the need for an on-site storage tank. As a result, it can help you minimize the number and severity of fuel spills that otherwise can put a major dent in a business' bottom line and cause environmental hazards.

Shipley Energy employs professionally trained and experienced workers to handle mobile fueling. Our team follows rigorous safety standards and complies with all environmental and safety regulations day after day.

Furthermore, we utilize training programs that meet or surpass all federal training mandates. We take pride in all we do, so you'll get the best support possible with each mobile fuel delivery you receive from us.

4. Save Time and Money

How much money can you save with mobile fueling? To find out, let's consider a fleet operator who needs 20 gallons of fuel per vehicle daily, at a fuel price of $4 per gallon. In this scenario, the fleet operator can save money in several areas, including:

  • Driver time: It may take a driver about 15 minutes to refuel a vehicle. If a fleet operator is paying this driver $25 per hour, that means a fleet operator is paying $6.25 on top of the fuel cost each time a driver needs to refuel. Comparatively, mobile fueling eliminates the need for drivers to refuel their vehicles and enables drivers to focus on what's important — staying on the road and completing deliveries on schedule.
  • Mileage: If the loaded cost per mile equals $3.00 per mile and a driver has to go three additional miles to refuel, it means a fleet operator is forced to pay $9 in extra transportation costs. With mobile fueling, a fleet operator can cut out these additional transportation expenses altogether.
  • On-Site Storage: The costs and time associated with on-site fuel storage can add up quickly. Fortunately, a fleet operator won't have to worry about on-site fuel storage — or the environmental reporting responsibility and training linked to on-site fuel storage — with mobile fueling.

Mobile fueling delivers improved fuel control, and as such, it may help you limit your fuel costs. It takes drivers out of the equation, which means you'll know exactly what you're paying for fuel every day. This provides peace of mind and price predictability, helping you make more informed business decisions than ever before.

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An expert fuel distributor will guarantee that you get the best prices on fuel. At Shipley Energy, we'll do the cost research and analysis for you. We constantly monitor fuel rates in real-time and offer flexible price structures depending upon our customers' purchasing requirements. This ensures you won't have to break your budget to benefit from mobile fueling now or in the future.

5. Keep Track of Your Fuel Usage and Costs Over an Extended Period of Time

Do you know how much fuel your business is using each month? If not, you may be missing out on a viable opportunity to optimize your business' performance and reduce your operating costs.

In many instances, understanding how much fuel your company uses can be difficult. It may require drivers to keep track of receipts and provide them to managers. Then, managers will need to upload the information and organize it into reports that can be shared internally.  

Clearly, the current process to track fuel usage can be exceedingly difficult. Particularly for construction, farming and trucking companies with limited time and resources available to them. With mobile fueling, businesses can take the guesswork out of fuel reporting.

Mobile fueling delivers efficiencies that can help you enjoy unparalleled cost and time savings. Over time, you can track your fuel usage and improve your business operations as needed.

At Shipley Energy, we offer FUELChex fuel tracking technology for mobile fueling. This best-in-class technology creates efficiencies by delivering:

  • Fueling accuracy assurance: FUELChex delivers timely, accurate fuel reporting results.
  • Real-time data access: Want to find out how much fuel your business needed over the course of several weeks or months? With FUELChex, you can reap the benefits of real-time data access.
  • User-friendly invoices and delivery tickets: FUELChex ensures you can review invoices that are easy to understand so you can clearly define your fuel usage and costs.
  • Excel exportable data: If you want to share fuel cost data across a business, you can export this information into an Excel spreadsheet quickly and effortlessly.
  • Job cost tracking by gallon and price: With FUELChex, you can analyze the fuel usage and costs associated with a particular job.

FUELChex is simple to use, making it a wonderful option for companies nationwide. After fuel is dispensed, all of the gallons are monitored via our secure web portal. And if you ever need extra help along the way, we're always available to respond to your FUELChex concerns and queries as well.

on site fueling6. Reduce the Risk of Fuel Theft

Fuel theft is a major problem for companies that store fuel on-site. Businesses may be forced to install locking fuel caps and/or video cameras to prevent on-site fuel theft. However, the time and costs associated with implementing these security measures can be significant. Despite businesses' best efforts, neither fuel cap locks nor video cameras offer guarantees that fuel theft will stop.

It is vital to remember that fuel theft can impact companies off-premises as well. Fuel theft can occur if drivers refill their vehicles on their own but fail to track their fuel costs properly. Some businesses install GPS fleet monitoring software that involves the use of sensors to record fuel tank levels. But like any top-of-the-line GPS technology, the costs associated with the installation and maintenance of these sensors can be exorbitant.

Stopping fuel theft is a top priority for many companies, and for good reason. Thankfully, you may be able to put many fuel theft risks to rest with the use of mobile fueling.

Businesses that utilize mobile fueling will know exactly how much fuel they receive. These companies can track fuel usage and expenses regularly to reduce the threat of fuel theft.

7. Streamline the Process of Ordering Fuel

In today's highly competitive global marketplace, businesses rarely, if ever, have time and resources to spare. Luckily, mobile fueling empowers companies with a simple, effective ordering process, ensuring businesses won't have to worry about allocating significant time and resources to refuel their trucks and/or equipment.

Scheduling fuel deliveries is a breeze, especially for companies who choose a dependable fuel distributor like Shipley Energy. We'll ensure you can receive a one-time mobile fuel delivery. Or, if you need daily, weekly or monthly fuel deliveries, we're here to help you.

8. Reduce the Risk of Downtime

No business can afford downtime, yet this issue often plagues companies around the country. For example, downtime might cost a fleet an average of $448 to $760 per vehicle, per day. And if a company lacks sufficient fuel at a given time, the effects may harm a business in many areas.

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Businesses that cannot fuel their vehicles and/or equipment won't be able to complete deliveries on schedule or perform day-to-day tasks. Downtime may force a company to shut down temporarily, and this could lead to reputation damage and revenue losses. Perhaps even worse, prolonged downtime may drive customers to look to a business' rivals for support.

Insufficient fuel is inexcusable, but mobile fueling guarantees you can keep your vehicles and/or equipment running. A superb fuel distributor will go the extra mile to provide fuel whenever you need it, reducing the risk of downtime that can cause long-lasting damage to a company.

Why Should You Choose Shipley Energy for Mobile Fueling?

When it comes to mobile fueling, Shipley Energy is a top choice for many reasons, including:

  • Proven reputation: Shipley Energy has a history that dates back to 1929. We take pride in being a family business, and we offer a level of personalized service that other fuel distributors cannot match.
  • Outstanding drivers: All Shipley Energy drivers receive extensive training on safety and sustainability to ensure your fuel delivery is always completed without a hitch.
  • Multiple delivery locations: We can arrange fuel delivery to commercial locations in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Virginia and West Virginia.
  • Fuel deliveries for a variety of organizations: We provide fuel on site for trucking companies, construction companies, landscaping businesses, farms, agricultural companies, trains, buses, colleges, schools, stores, warehouses, grounds, and maintenance departments.
  • Affordable fuel pricing options: We will put together several fuel pricing options so you can choose the one that's best for your budget. This enables you to get a more realistic picture of your ongoing fuel requirements and avoid the risk of overspending on fuel.
  • No on-site fuel storage necessary. With Shipley Energy at your side, you can avoid the hassles, expense, and liability of underground fuel tanks.

To find out more about our mobile fueling options with Shipley Energy, please call us at 1-800-839-1849 or fill out our online form