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    Truenorth Energy Selects FuelQuest to Streamline Operations

    The company plans to automate its fuel inventory forecasting, planning and dispatching.

    HOUSTON -- FuelQuest Inc. has been selected by the petroleum distributor and convenience store operators truenorth energy llc to supply its Fuel Management System (FMS) and Foresite to more than 320 stores in Ohio, Michigan and Illinois, the company announced. Through the truenorth Trucking subsidiary, truenorth plans to use FMS and Foresite to automate its fuel inventory forecasting, planning, and dispatching in order to reduce operating costs, increase fuel margins, and improve truck utilization, according to the announcement.

    "FuelQuest will provide us the fuel management visibility and scalability we need to support the growth of our business," said Mickey Conway, truenorth's vice president of Trucking. "After more than 90 years in business, greater automation will allow us to decrease fuel costs and improve utilization of our trucks."

    FuelQuest's streamlining of truenorth's fuel operations will result in fewer run-outs and retains through frequent automated polling and just-in-time inventory management, said the company, as well as lower working capital requirements and a reduction in overall fuel costs with automated inventory management, a self-service dealer portal and easy-to-use truck scheduling tools.

    "FuelQuest is excited to work with truenorth on realizing a fuel management strategy that lessens the impact of volatile fuel prices," said Scott Cilento, FuelQuest's senior vice president of operations. "Regional companies like truenorth realize that fuel management automation can transform fuel into a competitive market advantage."

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