In a technology purchase that is expected to significantly reduce fuel expenses, TMW Systems announced that Knight Transportation, Inc., has licensed IDSC ExpertFuel. Knight Transportation provides dry van, refrigerated and brokerage services. IDSC ExpertFuel software from TMW delivers optimized fuel purchase and route plans for drivers based on best-in-class pricing and routing data.
For a major carrier like Knight Transportation, who operates more than 3,700 trucks, savings on fuel purchases can have a multi-million dollar impact.
“Based on recommendations from people we trust and the demos we saw, we felt that choosing IDSC ExpertFuel was a meaningful way to lower our fuel costs,” said David Jackson, Chief Financial Officer for Knight Transportation.
With the software now installed for several months, Jackson and his team are seeing benefits. Driver compliance with fuel plans is up significantly and climbing. Drivers for the Phoenix-based company have had input to the new fuel program as well. They have helped fine-tune tractor burn rates and highlighted the need to raise allowable tank level minimums for travel in northern states, particularly during a colder-than-average North American winter.
The company is able to use IDSC ExpertFuel throughout its 35 regional operating centers. “The software allows us to include our terminal fuel locations amongst our over the road network of stops,” said Jackson. “Using real time pricing, the optimizer will direct our drivers to the best options. Whether diesel prices are high or low, pennies per gallon make a huge difference for our fleet.”