OEM DD, a developer of asset tracking systems with complex jobsites, has introduced a low-cost electronic tracking technology for fuel distributed by portable storage tanks and transfer tanks (saddle tanks).

The OEM DD MiniPod Fuel enables contractors and fleet managers who distribute fuel from pick-up bed transfer tanks, fuel cubes, bulk tanks and remote tanks to gain real-time control over how fuel is dispensed, and how it is accounted for, the company said.

MiniPod Fuel is a small, rugged, wireless system that collects fuel use information using OEM’s proprietary Drive-By Capture Technology.  A fuel tank outfitted with the system identifies the machine being fueled and captures the gallons distributed, as well as the hour meter information and location of piece of equipment fueled. It stamps the latitude and longitude of the location into the record, wirelessly and automatically.  The system uses a single cellular connection for up to 50 individual pieces of machinery fueled. 

The MiniPOD Fuel transmits data via cellular connection back to the OEM Data Vault, then seamlessly on to any back office system (such as J.D Edwards, Viewpoint and many others) where it can be accessed via email or on a secure website, OEM DD said.  

MiniPOD Fuel can be installed on any tank, typically in under an hour, and can be configured to transmit data on the schedule that best suits the individual user.

MiniPOD Fuel is powered by the host equipment and has a radio distance of 100 yards, line of sight.