Dayton Freight Deploys FastTank Fuel Management System to Lower Operating Costs

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New fuel storage, dispensing solutions combine terminal fuel data with fleet card data to improve controls, reduce fuel costs

With FastTank, we now have a fleet of fuel systems that we can use long term as we grow and change our terminal network... the containment and monitoring built right into the system at the plant gives us and the property owner tremendous peace of mind.

Mansfield Oil Company’s FastTank fuel storage and dispensing system and FuelNet online fleet fuel management system provide automation and controls for both terminal and over the road fueling for Dayton Freight. 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.

“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. By combining all fueling events in one system, fleet operators gain complete control and reporting transparency of every fuel fill of every truck in their fleet. 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.

”Air1 DEF supply is also covered in Dayton’s agreement with us, so now we are working on the same approach for DEF," added Thom Hoover, Account Executive with Mansfield Oil. "Dayton Freight won’t receive SCR equipped trucks until next year, so we have time to make sure we put in the right storage and dispensing solution that provides the lowest cost solution for DEF use at Dayton Freight. With jugs of DEF costing upwards of 100% more than bulk product, we can save Dayton Freight a lot of money by putting the right equipment in early."

About Mansfield
Ranked by Forbes as one of the largest private companies in America, Mansfield Oil defines the next generation of downstream oil company, delivering a disciplined approach to fuel supply and services across all 50 states from over 900 supply points. Founded in 1957, the company has achieved double-digit growth for three decades. Mansfield Oil focuses on optimizing and controlling fuel-related costs with local service nationwide. Mansfield Oil is headquartered in Gainesville, Georgia, with offices in Denver, Detroit, Houston, Minneapolis, Charlottesville and Chicago.

About Dayton Freight
Dayton Freight Lines is a less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier operating in 11 states in the North-Central U.S. The company operates a fleet of about 980 tractors and 2,200 trailers from a network of more than 40 terminals. Outside its home territory, Dayton Freight offers service in the rest of the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and Guam through alliances with other carriers.

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