According to LCI, fuel cost is at its highest level for the past 4 years. 1.40 euros per liter of diesel! That is an increase of 40 cents compared to last year. This progression highly impacts the Transport and Environmental (waste collection and treatment...) industries, which depends on its vehicles fleet and see its fuel cost inflate.
If the prices have a direct impact on the bill when adding fuel to the tank, they also have one on the fuel that is fraudulently hijacked. Indeed, the increase in diesel prices leads to a growth in the number of external thefts (night thefts by structured teams) but also internal (thefts by the employees of the company).
The alertgasoil™ company, which tracks the activity of more than 20 000 tanks equipped with its technology, published its figures about the "suspicious consumption" evolution among its users.
"In the first 4 months of this year, the number of thefts has increased by 37% compared to the same period in 2017," says Eric Elkaïm, alertgasoil™ President. Adding that "for businesses, thefts represent the largest unproductive part of the fuel cost, especially in periods of high prices like the one we are currently experiencing."
Protect your tanks
The President of the UFIP having planned "increases for another 4 years", professionals are organizing. Some are looking for the cheapest fuel pumps, but the best way to protect themselves from rising fuel costs remains the real measurement tool.
The Director of a large environmental company testifies: "Regardless of the fuel price, we had already decided to stop thefts. That is why we equipped ourselves with the alertgasoil ™ measurement and fuel management solution. Thanks to this anticipation, we do not suffer any fraud today, even though in 2 months the system has stopped about ten attempts of fuel thefts". Its Waste Collection and Treatment company now equips more than 1 200 vehicles with the alertgasoil ™ fuel management solution.
The alertgasoil ™ company has also installed its system on the garbage trucks of the cities of Paris, Marseille, Lyon, reducing their consumption by more than 25%, and has just validated the deployment in the Principality of Monaco. Some other French cities should quickly thrive from the benefits of the solution.
Indeed, the technology is unique and patented, it is accessible by negotiated procedure, without advertising or competition for all public purchasers.