Having the right fuel tank on-site can save you time, money and unnecessary effort. All of which are especially valuable when you have a business to run. But there’s so much more besides.
Investing in on-site fuel storage isn’t just about the fuel tank. You’re investing in greater control over your outgoings, and bringing any potential issues in-house, where you can oversee the refuelling process and optimise it for the success of your business.
Let’s take a look at the top ten reasons to invest in rock-solid fuel storage on your own business site.
1. An on-site fuel tank saves you time.
The obvious benefit of an on-site fuel tank is that your team won’t need to travel anywhere else to refuel. After all, they’re burning costly fuel just to get to the nearest fuelling station – so why not build your own fuelling station, and cut out masses of travel time when it comes to refuelling your fleet?
2. An on-site fuel tank saves you money.
When you refuel your fleet at consumer fuel stations, you’re at the mercy of consumer price changes. (And consumer queues). These problems are solved when you bring your fuel tank in-house. Become your own fuel station, and suddenly you have the opportunity to negotiate bulk prices with your own fuel supplier. How much could you save per litre? How much could you save in wages over time? If you issue fuel cards, could you even remove the risk of cloning, fraud, or fuel card abuse?
3. An on-site fuel tank saves you effort.
Good business is all about saving effort, so you can direct your energies in the most profitable way. If you can automate a process, you should. If you can do something better or cheaper in-house, well then you absolutely should. An on-site fuel tank can be a fantastic investment if you need to refuel frequently, simply because it saves you the time and effort of refuelling elsewhere. It effectively turns your business premises into a base of operations, saving you and your team the added effort of sourcing fuel from busy external vendors. And, if you can see a profit in saving your neighbours some effort too, what’s to stop you from becoming a registered fuel reseller?
4. On-site fuel tanks give you better fuel quality control.
Think about your current refuelling point. How clean is that fuel? What’s its moisture content? How often is that tank serviced, and what measures are being taken against diesel bug? If that refuelling point was out of action tomorrow, or put at risk by contaminated fuel, how could that affect your fleet, your deadlines, your business? Bring your fuel storage in-house with your own fuel tank, and suddenly all these considerations are under your control. You’ll know exactly what’s going into your fleet and machinery, and exactly how good that fuel will be. Speaking of which…
5. On-site fuel tanks take care of your engines.
Contaminated fuel can be an engine killer. When moisture contaminates diesel fuel, the diesel bug will often follow. The biomass and waste products of diesel bug microbes can clog filters, block fuel injectors and choke up engines with increasing inefficiencies – causing power loss and even costly breakdowns. But bring your own fuel tank on-site, and you have total control when it comes to keeping your diesel, and your engines, squeaky-clean and running in top (wallet-friendly) condition.
6. On-site fuel tanks can minimise the risk of fuel theft.
No one likes to think about someone stealing the fuel they’ve paid a great deal of money for. But it happens, and it happens all the time. But bring your own fuel tank on-site and you also get to make your fuel extremely, overwhelmingly, secure. To that end, every good security system is made up of multiple layers. With a solid fuel tank investment on-site you can combine your own site security and CCTV with security measures like tank alarms, extra-strong all-steel designs, anti-vandal locks with internal hinges, and even advanced fuel management software. Speaking of which…
7. Fuel storage software on-site gives you eyes on your fuel users.
Fuel tank management software provides you with a number of software keys, and only trusted keyholders can activate your tank’s fuel dispensing system. Without a key, no one can activate or access your fuel supply. Using this software, your trusted keyholders are also monitored for their fuel consumption, giving you full control over every incoming and outgoing litre. In this way, you get to have digital eyes on every individual who uses your fuel supply – and so you truly minimise the risk of that fuel ever going astray.
8. Fuel storage on-site can bring down maintenance costs.
Fewer miles mean fewer vehicle repairs, and fewer services. Multiplied by several vehicles across time, those savings could even become a new investment in your daily business output. Reduce the mileage on your vehicles, and you can buy yourself much more time before your fleet comes due for replacement. How much time, money and mileage could you save from your running costs if your fleet refuelled on-site, versus at the nearest petrol station?
9. Fuel storage on-site gives you greater oversight of your business day-to-day.
The more you know about the daily details of your business operations, the more opportunities you have to maximise profit and minimise expense. That really all comes down to having increased oversight – and by using the right software, that increased oversight doesn’t have to cost you more time. Think about every other aspect of running your business, and there’s software that can monitor and manage things for you, in-house – so why not something as basic and essential as your fuel supply?
10. An on-site fuel tank is a selling point to win you more business.
Let’s think about marketing for a moment. Between a business that uses the nearest petrol stations, and a similar business investing in its own on-site fuel supply, which projects the most success to its prospective customers? Which business is more convincing when they speak about expertise, and performance, and efficiencies? Which is the more likely to impress its on-site visitors?
Between a business with its own on-site fuel tanks, and a business queuing for diesel at the local supermarket before a job… which team would you sooner pay for their time?
If you’re interested in upgrading your business with an on-site fuel tank, then we’d love to help you explore your options.
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