Propel IT’s FuelOpps Powers Crossett to 5% Fuel Cost Savings

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FuelOpps exceeds fuel cost savings goal by improving Crossett's MPG by 5% within first year of implementation. A combination of easy to understand technology drivers have embraced and ongoing driver engagement is changing driving behavior at this tanker fleet. Previous attempts to measure driver behavior by monitoring MPG were ineffective due to load and terrain variations. FuelOpps levels the playing field for drivers and delivers results.

Our driver’s latched onto the FuelOpps program almost immediately.

When regional tanker fleet Crossett implemented Propel IT’s FuelOpps ( fuel efficiency system for truck fleets, they were hopeful for a 3% fuel cost savings. The results are in and the fleet has seen a 5% reduction in fuel burn.

Propel IT, a Qualcomm and PeopleNet partner, developed FuelOppsTM as a cost effective solution that combines business intelligence with incentives. Drivers receive daily actionable feedback over driving behaviors they control. The FuelOpps score eliminates factors that affect a driver’s MPG but are out of his hands such as engine make, load and climate conditions. Worth Archambault (Director of Business Development for Propel IT) adds, “Regardless of the age of the truck, geography or load, there is a most efficient way to drive that vehicle and FuelOpps effectively teaches and rewards drivers for doing just that.”

Drivers are embracing the technology as well. According to Crossett driver Larry Babcock “It has been easy for me to keep track of my own driving and being rewarded for saving the company money. Improvement is good for everyone, the less money our company (spends), the (less) I have to worry about my job security.”

Adds Crossett CFO, Mark Vernallis, “Our drivers latched onto the FuelOpps program almost immediately. To be able to reduce such a large portion of our operating budget by such a big number is a real testament to the Propel Team, the FuelOppsTM technology and Crossett drivers.”

More about Crossett: Since 1928, Crossett Inc. has been building upon its reputation as a high-value carrier with a first-class safety record by focusing on delivering first-rate service at pricing valued by the customer. Crossett is located in northwestern Pennsylvania and serves its customers throughout the eastern United States and Canada – primarily in Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, West Virginia and Ontario, Canada.

More about Propel IT: Pittsburgh, PA based Propel IT developed FuelOpps to help trucking fleets build and maintain a competitive advantage by lowering their fuel costs. For more information, including a white paper on Crossett, please visit or contact Worth Archambault (Director of Business Development).

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