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6 ways to scale operations with a fuel dispatch software

6 ways to scale operations

Operations play a crucial behind-the-scenes role in end-to-end fuel dispatch. It’s a revenue center for companies in this space. But, for all these years, the different stakeholders – drivers, dispatchers, and accountants managing different workflows have had to do so with limited tech access. As a result, operations processes weren’t the most efficient.  So, what’s […]

An Operation Heads guide to building a logistics budget CFO’s approve!

Optimism fuels improvement, but realism pays bills!  That’s what budgeting is all about. To start with, you need a well-positioned budget you can take to your CFO to justify the finances you need and the returns you promise. Whether it is hiring additional resources or tools or whatever it is that you plan to do to […]

Maximize fuel dispatch efficiency with wireless Tank Monitor integration

Maximize fuel dispatch efficiency with wireless Tank Monitor integration

There is a cost to monitoring, but there is a higher cost for run-outs, long trips for small drops, and inefficiency in deliveries. Especially with the current industry state where driver shortage and rising fuel costs are a burning problem for fuel distributing companies. Getting real-time visibility into what’s going on inside the tank, i.e., […]

Why Fuel Marketers Across the Country are Implementing Accounting and Dispatch Systems Together

Why Fuel Marketers Across the Country are Implementing Accounting and Dispatch Systems Together

When petroleum marketers look for optimization opportunities within their business, accounting and dispatch emerge as the two primary functions. Implementing state-of-the-art systems here gets you to a new degree of efficiency and helps improve the customer experience. Companies like Tyree Oil and 3L are now upgrading their accounting and dispatch operations together. In fact, some […]

WPMA and M-PACT 2023 Showed Petroleum Marketers How Rapidly Their Industry Is Modernizing

WPMA and M-PACT 2023 Showed Petroleum Marketers How Rapidly Their Industry Is Modernizing

Downstream petroleum is one of the most mature industries around, but it’s been slow to adopt new technologies. This is starting to change, as the 2023 Western Petroleum Marketers Association (WPMA) Expo in Las Vegas and M-PACT Fuel & Convenience Tradeshow in Indianapolis showed. Cloud-based software companies in particular made a strong showing at both […]

Houston fuel distributor 3L Energy Solutions integrates three acquisitions into one large operation, plans to grow

Houston fuel distributor 3L Energy Solutions

SAN MATEO, Calif., April 17, 2023 – 3L Energy Solutions merged three small fuel distributors into one 50-plus-truck operation by modernizing its logistics with FleetPanda, a unified dispatch platform. The move vertically integrates 3L Energy Solutions’ parent company, Spec Oil, into the downstream sector of oil and gas, where it can capture last-mile distribution’s potentially […]

Alex Salazar modernized 3L Energy Solution’s fuel operations, now he eyes 10x growth

Alex Salazar modernized 3L Energy Solution’s fuel operations, now he eyes 10x growth

Alex Salazar, Vice President of Operations at Houston-based 3L Energy Solutions, looked back on one of his most ambitious projects yet. “We turned three fuel distributors that were previously five- to 10-trucks big into one giant 50-, 60-truck operation,” he said. Two years before, Salazar worked in dispatch. He was an MBA grad eager to […]

Why dispatch software is easier to implement than ever

Many fuel marketers recognize the need to modernize their operations to drive growth. “Lack of automation is one of the biggest risks we’re running in our attempt to scale operations and overall business,” said Perry Taylor, former President of Houston-based 3L Energy Solutions. But fears of an expensive, disruptive implementation hold many distributors back from […]