A Bus fleet will typically operate from one or more sites, with each vehicle returning to its home depot daily. On larger fleets, buses are typically fuelled by fuelling staff, rather than the driver, during a fuelling shift.
Coaches additionally may be away from their home site for more than a day and use fuel cards whilst away. These off site fuellings may be uploaded to appear along side the on site fuellings giving a comprehensive fuelling picture. On the fuelling site, it is more often the case that coaches are are fuelled by the driver rather than on a daily fuelling shift. Products are typically Diesel and AdBlu.
The Operator would want to know which vehicle was fuelled when it was fuelled, what products it took, and the quantities of those products. More than likely, the mileage at the time of fuelling and the Driver or Fueller ID would also be required.
For buses, the simplest system is for the fueller to use a tag to identify himself, then type the vehicle’s reg or fleet number to identify the bus. Optionally the bus’s mileage may also be entered. Alternatively, more and more customers are opting for auto vehicle ID and automatic mileage capture systems to speed up the fuelling process— Jigsaw offers TeleTag or EasyFuel for this purpose.
For driver fuelled coaches, each coach would be issued a tag to identify the vehicle when fuelling. The driver can be prompted to enter mileage and to identify himself to the system. As with buses, nozzle-based technology is a time-saving and secure fuelling option.