(September 24, 2020) — High-Volume Tank. Westmor Industries recently revealed its capabilities of putting a 6400-gal. tank on a tandem axle chassis. Fully loaded at 80% capacity, the bobtail weighs under 52,000 lb with 18,000 lb on the front axle and less than 34,000 lb on the tandem axle. This lightweight, high-volume tank design, part of Westmor’s Blueline QX bobtail line, provides drivers the benefit of delivering more propane per load and extending their routes before needing to return to a bulk plant to load.westmor-ind.com
Automated Delivery Tickets. Tank Utility and Cargas Energy have partnered to develop a deeper integration that automatically schedules deliveries within Cargas Energy using real-time tank level data. This new feature enables propane marketers to plan deliveries for monitored accounts ahead of time. Automatic ticket creation is enabled by Tank Utility’s real-time forecasting; its platform automatically updates with every monitor reading. It uses criteria such as tank capacity, historical consumption, and usage types to estimate timing for a delivered fuel customer’s next delivery, making it simple to review scheduled delivery days and projected stops for monitored accounts. With the deeper integration, propane marketers can view the gallons needed for each tank on their delivery tickets with 100% accuracy, ensuring optimal deliveries and more efficient routing. This also serves as a safety net, ensuring tickets are never missed for monitored accounts. The automatic ticket creation feature builds off of the Tank Utility-Cargas Energy bi-directional integration launched in late 2019. With bi-directional integration, account level data such as name, address, and tank size automatically syncs from Cargas Energy to Tank Utility and resyncs as account level data changes, eliminating the need for marketers to update in two places.