Let’s face it. Fuel costs a lot of money, especially these days. With gasoline prices continuing to rise, the cost of fleet fueling is likely the biggest concern of anyone who owns a business involving many trucks or cars.

Add to that all the other particulars, like the safety guidelines associated with any fueling systems, and it’s clear to see that installing a fleet fuel system can be a pretty complicated (and expensive) undertaking for commercial property owners.

However, installing an onsite fleet fueling system has plenty of benefits. With some research, you’ll discover you can save a substantial amount of money by fueling your vehicles on your own rather than at someone else’s establishment.

Benefits of fleet fueling systems

Some benefits of setting up a fleet fueling system on your property:

  • Eliminate the need to go to retail stations for gas or diesel. This is a time and money saver. You’ll undoubtedly recognize the advantages.
  • You’ll get a good return on investment. Research shows that you’ll typically get your money back in full in about two years. Therefore, this is a very affordable proposition.
  • It’s an excellent way to track when fuel goes into your vehicles and how much is used. Many fuel tracking systems make keeping records for each of your vehicles more manageable than ever.

Installing a fleet vehicle fueling system

fleet fuel system installation can be complicated. Primarily, this is because you must follow all the national and provincial rules. Compliance with various codes is essential. You’ll need to work with someone who knows all the ins and outs of these guidelines and regulations.

At Western Oil Services, we begin each fleet fueling installation with an in-depth meeting with the commercial property owner. We discuss their wishes and needs.  Then we aim to design a plan that meets both those needs and any regulatory requirements. These requirements can be imposed by British Columbia or any municipality where we work. Once the plans are approved by the client or adjusted, we submit the final specifications to the proper authorities for approval if necessary. This can take some time, but in the meantime, we’ll ensure all the pieces are in place to install the system promptly once approval arrives.

The system will feature all the components necessary to meet the fleet’s small or large needs. This will include above-ground or underground tanks, electrical systems, concrete pump islands, tank aprons, and weather canopies where necessary.

During the installation process, our experts are always on hand to inspect the work to ensure it is properly completed. This includes testing all fueling components, and pressure testing of the tank and product lines. It also includes cathodic protection certification, and hydrostatic containment testing. Furthermore, it includes BC Safety Authority inspection, and arranging for any other final inspections by local or provincial authorities.

Hiring a specialist

It’s easy to ascertain that designing and installing a fleet vehicle fueling system isn’t a quick project. It requires the expertise of specialists familiar with all aspects of the design of such a system, whether it’s a single tank for a few dozen cars or a substantial multi-pump system meant for an extensive fleet of vehicles.

Western Oil Services boasts more than 70 years of experience in energy handling and are specialists in fuel installations. We design our own systems or work with designers who are also experts in fleet fueling systems. In addition, our techs and installers are also trained on a complete range of products and certified for warranty installations and servicing.

Over the last seven decades, we have served numerous industries and completed hundreds of installations in BC, Ontario, Alberta, The Northwest Territories, and the Yukon, allowing us to be recognized for our expertise far beyond our home base. Thanks to our familiarity with the different regulations in every municipality, and particular criteria for federal lands and First Nations territory, we serve as an advocate for our customers, one that knows and understands the system no matter where the project is located.

For more information about our products, call Western Oil Services at 1-800-663-2097.