Fuel management system shows diesel theft of more than R11000

A Driver was caught stealing more than R11000 in fuel within 3 weeks from the vehicle he drove.

As one of the leading fleet and fuel management systems in South Africa we have found that there are many places that are hot spots for fuel theft.

At most border posts we have picked up the majority of Diesel theft.  Trucks sometimes stand for days to get back into South Africa or to leave South Africa and in this period we have seen trucks almost siphoned dry. We have seen Thefts from vehicles at Mozambique Border of up to 600 liters in one go. This is a big concern for fleet owners and logistics managers because some of these vehicles are left with so little fuel they have to wait for another fleet vehicle to come and refill so that they can move. This impacts heavily on company running time and costs.

We have had clients with vehicles standing on weekends at make shift yards at projects they work on that have to spend the first few hours, when the week starts, to get fuel into their TLB’s and graders due to diesel theft over the weekend.

Here is an example of one of our latest incidents where our system is being used to get rid of drivers steeling and selling fuel from their fleet vehicles. These are reports for the Digit fleet en fuel management system, just to show you how quickly you can see a theft event.


A total of 810 litres of fuel was stolen in a period of 18 days.

This accumulates to more than R11000 in fuel.

a digit fleet and fuel monitoring system will cost you less than that.


Incident #1

Here you can see the driver stole fuel out of the vehicle at a fuel station near Villiers.


1. Time when the fuel started dropping quickly

2. Time where the fuel level stabilised again.

3. On the graph you can see the whole day’s fuel level. The circle indicates where the fuel dropped rapidly within 14 minutes

Incident #2

Here fuel is taken out of the fleet vehicle at a fuel station near Escort


1. Time when the fuel started dropping quickly

2. Time where the fuel level stabilised again.

3. On the graph you can see the whole day’s fuel level. The circle indicates where the fuel dropped rapidly within 14 minutes

Incident #3

Here fuel is taken for a second time out of the fleet vehicle at the fuel station near Escort


1. Time when the fuel started dropping quickly

2. Time where the fuel level stabilised again.

3. On the graph you can see the whole day’s fuel level. The circle indicates where the fuel dropped rapidly within 14 minutes

Conclusion

With the price of fuel/diesel ever increasing to new record heights. It is a commodity that will always be exploited by employees due to the ease of getting the diesel and the miss management and monitoring of the fuel. A proper fuel management system like the Digit GP Fuel monitoring solution will give you a better coverage and view over your fuel en fleet when they are not at the office o near by premises. Unfortunately fuel management systems are the future for the freight haul companies that want to survive the economic climate in Africa. Do you have a fuel management solution installed? Give us a call for a fee quote

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