New technology is making quite dramatic advances in all but eliminating fuel fraud for some of Africa's transport fleet operators.
Fuel accounts for around 40% of transporters' running costs. With high petrol and diesel prices, garage card and log book fraud by drivers, inefficient driving practices and poor route planning, all call for effective fuel management.
BP's Fuelmaster ensures that the correct amount of fuel is dispensed to the correct vehicle with payment settled electronically. A smart card with electronic pairing employing a connection between the pump nozzle and the fuel tank, authorises transactions.
Data verification happens through a unit installed in the vehicle connected to...