Dayton Freight using FastTank fuel system

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Updated Mar 22, 2010

Mansfield Oil Company announced that Dayton Freight is using its FastTank fuel storage and dispensing system and FuelNet online fleet fuel management system for automation and controls for both terminal and over the road fueling.

FastTank is a plant manufactured system as compared with more typical on site constructed and assembled fuel systems. This approach allows all of the tank monitoring, card reader, dispenser, and environmental controls to be fully integrated, assembled, and tested at the factory before the system ships to a customer’s location. This reduces costs and improves the speed and convenience of deploying new fuel systems, the company says.

“We wanted to move to terminal fuel at a number of locations to reduce fuel costs and improve driver productivity by eliminating out of route miles and lost time associated with retail fueling, but we needed a system that was flexible enough to use with leased facilities,” said Tom Cronin, CEO of Dayton Freight. “With FastTank we now have a fleet of fuel systems that we can use long term as we grow and change our terminal network, and the environmental protection offered by the containment and monitoring built right into the system at the plant gives us and the property owner tremendous peace of mind.”

FastTank systems are equipped with wirelessly networked fuel dispensers and can be configured for card, pin, or RFID dispensing controls. Authorized transactions from FastTank systems are transmitted and combined with over the road fleet card transactions in Mansfield’s FuelNet system.

FastTank systems provide three thousand to twenty thousand gallons of storage and are available for delivery anywhere in the U.S. within ten days of the request.

“With state of the art fuel systems, integrated fleet card data for seamless reporting, and a five year fuel supply contract to ensure reliable and predictable supply at lower costs, we believe Dayton Freight is positioned to enjoy meaningful reductions in operating costs when compared with other LTL operators who have less automated systems and who have not leveraged their total fuel spend for greater cost savings,” stated Marc Helms, VP of Sales for Mansfield Oil Company.