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Fuel monitor helps with the accounts

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A DERBYSHIRE contractor has installed a fuel monitoring and dispensing system which it said has allowed it to significantly improve its accounting of fuel costs.

According to Ashbournebased Whitehouse Construction, using a monitoring dispenser in place of paper log books has enabled it to accurately allocate the fuel used for each contract.

Whitehouse has a diesel bill of over £100,000.

Chief executive Brell Ewart said: 'This is a major expense for a single commodity and depot fuelling must be carefully managed.'

The contractor installed a Merridale tank holding both red and white diesel, with a monitoring unit wired directly to its office computer.

Each vehicle has its own key and pin number, which enables the fuel to be logged for each contract and Merridale's software can also analyse miles per gallon.