The Fuel and Emissions Info page allows you to set Fuel Type and Idle GPH (gallons per hour) for each vehicle in your fleet. When fuel type is set, Idle Fuel Consumption totals are more accurate on Idle Time Summary and Detail reports (shown below).
Idle GPH that is available from diagnostic data (if configured for the device) overrides calculated Idle GPH values.
Additionally, if your organization uses fuel card integration, the vehicle’s capacity helps identify potential slippage on related fuel card reports. In the example below, FLATBED-31 has a fuel capacity set, so it’s easy to tell when a fuel card was used to pump MORE than the vehicle’s capacity. The other vehicle in the report does not have a fuel capacity set, so the report is unable to indicate whether or not the 23.309 gallons pumped was for a 21 gallon tank or a 26 gallon tank–the difference of which can easily shift from normal to suspicious activity.
Company XYZ’s owner wants to measure his fleet’s monthly fuel consumption and Co2 emissions for idle time.
To set vehicle Fuel Type and Idle GPH:
- From the portal, hover over the Account menu, click Manage Vehicles, and click Update fuel and emissions info.
The Fuel and Emissions page opens in a new browser tab.
The Edit Vehicle Details page (Account > Manage Vehicles > Open > Edit icon) also allows you to edit Idle GPH, Fuel Type, and Fuel Capacity for the vehicles in your fleet. Although you can use either page to set the values, the Fuel and Emissions Info page provides an Idle GPH calculator and allows you to edit directly within the grid (with the exception of setting a new Fuel Type value).
- For each vehicle in the list, click inside the cell you want to modify (Idle GPH and Capacity). Use the Idle GPH calculator to determine Idle GPH based on engine capacity.