Lee has been a driver for 15 years now. Over that time he has driven a variety of vehicles but for the past 18 months, he has been working for Ribble Fuel Oils, part of the NWF group. He has been using the electronic metering system OptiMate to deliver fuel since June 2022.
We wanted to ask Lee about his experience with OptiMate, here is what he had to say:
“I have been using OptiMate since June and have found it easy to use. It’s a great help when I am doing a line change as I’m not back and forth to the truck, changing over to the next compartment. I also like the compartment and multi-compartment settings and the hose purge is really useful.
“In my day-to-day work, one of the challenges I have come across is, if someone else has used the truck or I am on a different vehicle and I am unsure as to what is in the line, I can easily find out what the last delivery was and find out what is currently in the line, also the system won’t let you pump an incorrect fuel which is a real benefit and takes the pressure off.
“Timescales have also improved, I can save 15-20 mins over a day which means I can get another delivery done or finish a bit earlier, every cloud!”
Would you recommend OptiMate from a driver’s perspective?
Lee said: “I’d recommend OptiMate it to anyone, it’s so simple to use, if you’re doing something wrong it won’t let you do a delivery which massively helps with contamination, and I’d say the multi-compartment would be my favourite feature.
“I have used the MaxFlow system before this and OptiMate offers so much more and it’s better. There have been times when I have needed some help too, especially in the early days, but I can’t fault the lads on the other end of the phone, Dan and the two Ryan’s have been a great help.”
If you would like more information on OptiMate, or to book a live on-site demo, please contact our sales team on 0113 279 9661 or via email.
Photo credits: Lee Crellin