Increasing Profitability for Propane Distributors
Many successful propane distributors have discovered the cost savings made possible by remote monitoring of client fuel levels. With our proprietary hardware, software and reporting services, TechOx has taken this concept several steps further, resulting in significantly increased cost savings and profit margins.
Remote Tank Metering
Overpriced hardware has prevented many distributors from taking full advantage of remote metering devices. TechOx Industries Sensor Transmitter Packages (STPs) have changed all that. Accurate and durable, our STP’s are priced well below competing devices and are available through both purchase and lease programs. With simple installation and minimal maintenance, the TechOx STP makes remote metering viable for a distributor’s entire client base.
Data Analysis & Reporting
Managing data can be a big drain on office personnel. To eliminate this overhead cost, TechOx STPs transmit their data to our office where it is compiled and analyzed. We then provide distributors with an easy to understand tank-by-tank or client-by-client report of whatever metrics are most valuable: ranging from PSI and flow rate to percentage full and time remaining. Reports can also include cost per given period, time-based priority planning and self-diagnostics on the STPs and tanks.
Maximizing Fleet Efficiency
TechOx Industries’ proprietary Fleet Planning software cross references collected data with geographic metrics and local market values to provide dispatchers and drivers with the most profitable routes. This equips propane distributors to streamline fleet deployment efficiencies, eliminate unnecessary deliveries to tanks that are nearly full, and reduce inefficiencies in truck refueling. Distributors utilizing TechOx fleet planning service maximize profitability on each trip, while improving their own customer service quality.
As the proverb says, “Knowledge is Power.” To aid our customers in strategic and financial planning, TechOx provides market trends within the selected client base over weeks, months and years as data is collected. This can be made readily available to distributors for important strategic and financial planning.
Automatic Pricing Updates
Today fuel distributors must keep pace with a volatile market that makes price protection nearly impossible. The only way to flourish in this environment is to have the information and technology to be maneuverable as market conditions change. TechOx Industries offers an integrated software service which will automatically update a distributor’s pricing as wholesalers shift their pricing with the market. Additional web-based applications that will allow distributors to automatically update clients via email, text message or web alert.