Berry and Smith Trucking new customer of IDSC fuel optimization


Integrated Decision Support Corporation (IDSC), a provider of optimization and decision support software for truckload carriers, said that Berry and Smith Trucking is a new customer of the Expert Fuel fuel and route optimization solution. Established in 1954, Berry and Smith Trucking is a regional Western Canada and United States carrier specializing in over-the-road and intermodal transportation services.

“IDSC’s Expert Fuel clearly showed where we could be saving money in fuel purchase costs–whether fuel prices are high or low and whether we buy in network or out,” said Dorothy Vankoughnett, Controller and IT Manager for Berry and Smith Trucking, LTD.

Expert Fuel is a fuel optimization solution designed specifically for truckload carriers and is proven to minimize fuel costs and out-of-route miles. Drivers receive a fuel and route plan at the time of dispatch that tells the driver to buy the maximum number of gallons where fuel is cheap and the minimum where fuel is expensive. Fuel plans are generated using fuel pricing/routing data and IDSC’s unique algorithm to calculate all essential factors-in real-time, and in a matter of seconds. All relevant route and vehicle factors are considered in the solution including: current fuel prices, fuel level, vehicle fuel consumption, state tax implications, fuel network implications, out-of-route miles, route policies, terminal fueling policies, tank fill policies, and driver amenities.