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A tank monitor will not make bigger deliveries. Do you agree?

by Philip Baratz, president of Angus Energy Ask yourself “What is the goal for utilizing tank monitors”? Is it to avoid runouts? As fewer than 1% of customers experience a runout in a typical year that’s probably not it Is it to know what’s in the tank? That is certainly helpful but how exactly will…

Who needs monitors the most?

Written by: Philip Baratz, president of Angus Energy It might come as news that on average, 70% of all dealer operating expenses are directly related to fuel delivery.  These expenses include trucks (and everything needed keep them running) as well as Dispatch and Delivery personnel (and all their associated costs). Tank Monitors: you’ve heard about…

It’s not the K!!!

Written by: Philip Baratz, president of Angus Energy Picture the following everyday situation in your company: You have a customer whose tank was filled in the last week of March.  The customer has been with you for over 10 years, pays their bills on time, is on a budget plan, has a price cap as…

Why Monitors…Why Now?

  Here we are knocking on the door of another Fall season and finding ourselves getting ready for the upcoming heating season. There are a million things to do, not withstanding getting your customers and your teams thinking about deliveries for the season, making sure your equipment is maintained and ready to roll, and finishing…

Fuel Companies Purchasing Tank Monitors Should Be Doing This 1 Thing…

Written by: David Montgomery, GREMLIN Customer Relationship Manager In my travels I have the opportunity to meet a lot of people, make new friends, and work with people I have known for many years in the fuel industry. As GREMLIN Tank Monitors continues to create these strong relationships and partnerships with our clients, I see…

How well do K-Factors really predict deliveries?

Written by: Philip Baratz, president of Angus Energy Most, if not all, fuel marketers today still heavily rely on K-Factors to predict, prioritize and route their deliveries. This method of calculating next delivery based upon a mathematical formula has allowed fuel marketers to operate as efficiently as possible. But are K-factors really the most efficient…

Tank Monitoring Best Practices from Fuel Marketers

As a proud partner with ADD Systems, we had the opportunity to guest post on their blog about some tips we learned from some of our tank monitoring clients. ADD Systems is one of our valued integrated back-office software companies for both BRITE® and GREMLIN®. We recently interviewed two of our GREMLIN clients, Gary Sippin,…

Top 5 Tank Monitoring Questions from the “Ask the Experts” Webinar

With a growing number of heating oil and propane tank monitoring options on the market today, and so many different factors to consider (communication type, fuel type, technology, price, support, customer app, etc.), fuel dealers are often left with more questions than answers.   As such, we thought that it would be helpful for fuel dealers…

Delivery Optimization: One Small Change Can Save You A Trip To The Rack

Each day your driver gets into the office at 6am, grabs a cup of coffee, performs a pre-trip inspection on the truck, and heads to the rack to load just to wait in line with the rest of the drivers filling up. The process, on average, takes about 45 minutes before the driver is ready…
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