Continuing infrastructure investment by Linburg Coach Hire has recently seen the installation of the Merridale Fuelworks web-based fuel management system across its entire fleet and depots.
The system utilises Merridale Auditor units and vLink vehicle monitoring to enable the Linburg Management Team to keep a close eye on the real-time fuel consumption of all of its buses, coaches and support vehicles from office-based PC’s or even their smart-phones. “This technology enables us to identify fuel consumption issues very quickly” said Director John Hadaway. Bus and coach travel is already one of the greenest and most efficient methods of travel, but with monitoring of this level of accuracy, those “green” credentials are maximised.
“Our previous monitoring system was always at least a month out-of-date and relied on many hours of tedious work with pen-and-paper. With our increasing fleet size, this was becoming untenable” continued John. “Now we can see information for the entire fleet from any internet web-browser. It even tells us when we need to re-order fuel supplies. We spend hundreds of thousands of pounds on diesel each year, so having absolute control in this way has made the substantial investment even more worthwhile”.