26 July 2022
Donegal Oils select Android In-Cab Computers from
Donegal Oil Company is a family business founded in
1954. The company are trusted by thousands of customers in Donegal to deliver quality-guaranteed
fuel at competitive prices and with an excellent service.
With strategically located depots at Letterkenny,
Killybegs and Falcarragh the company delivers almost everywhere in County
The company has an excellent fleet of modern delivery vehicles,
including mini tankers and they all have weights and measures tested and
approved delivery metres and highly trained and experienced Drivers with ADR
certificates and driver CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence).
The company delivers Kerosene, DERV, gas oil and
petrol to many different sectors including domestic, commercial, marine,
agricultural and retail.
Over many years Donegal Oils has grown as a
financially sound and well managed business enabling the company in invest in systems
and equipment in order to serve the needs of a growing client base.
As the business has continued to grow, they were
looking to introduce a technology-based solution that would replace the
ever-increasing amount of paperwork.
Efficient and effective operations are
fundamental to delivering a first-class service, so the company needed to
significantly reduce or completely eradicate paperwork which was both
time-consuming and prone to human error. There were key project drivers
identified by Donegal Oils, specifically the enhancement of processes, improved
control and visibility, and most importantly compliance to all relevant
legislation and applicable industry standards associated with bulk fuel
handling. Any new technology introduced to their operation needed to
re-organise and improve existing processes and enable the drivers and back
office to communicate more effectively.
Touchstar hardware and software solutions are
specifically designed for the fuel distribution industry. The company has
invested heavily in the development of a new range of terminals based around
the Android operating system. This platform offers multiple technical benefits
over previous generation Windows devices and, as a progressive organisation,
Donegal Oils readily accepted Touchstar’s suggestion to upgrade their fleet
Donegal Oils are confident FuelStar will continue
to streamline and improve their end-to-end delivery processes. To date the key benefits
have been identified as:
transmission of ePOD’s, to enable same / next day invoicing.
- Control driver
workflow to a standardised level, for improvements to efficiencies, safety
- Automated, electronic
start of day vehicle checks.
- Reducing manual
administrative tasks like re-keying data.
- In-cab Sat Nav, with