Getting to Know TMS, Part 5 – Helping Oilfield Haulers Hit Their ESG Targets

Through the acquisition of Chorus Logistics, W Energy Software extended our customers’ supply chain visibility, making even more possible by combining a state-of-the-art mobile app for drivers, producers, operators, and end-users with a cloud-based back-office suite and our oil & gas SaaS ERP. Energy industry veteran and technology guru Jeff O’Block takes to our blog with a new series that aims to demystify transportation management systems and explore the benefits for bulk commodity carriers, crude first purchasers, energy trading and risk management, and ESG.

Environmental, social, governance, – let’s talk about ESG and the powerful ways W Energy Software’s transportation management system (TMS) can help your team meet ESG targets. For this post though let’s reframe ESG as “emissions, safety, and governance,” since that covers all of the bases much better for a discussion about transportation.

Our TMS is way more than an electronic field ticketing system. Recent enhancements have introduced the concept of a smart work order instead, which still incapsulates field tickets but with tasks and automated workflows.

The app does more than capture pickup events (like sales runs and water hauls) and track final disposition. Users of our mobile app are now guided through their entire day step-by-step according to the standard operating procedures your team defines–that’s part of the governance.

For example, a driver is walked through strapping a tank, changing a gate code, etc. on their well routes and are directed to an oil change after 5,000 miles. If they are hauling crude or water, the app also monitors traffic and conditions at wellsites, continuously optimizing every mile they drive, avoiding long lines for pickup/drop-off, minimizing deadhead runs, and–this is the big upshot–optimizing fuel usage. Sure, this optimizes fuel costs, but it is also where the rubber meets the road for optimizing emissions.

Our latest round of new features also includes a database of every type of hauler used in the oilfield, make, model, and year with emissions data so you can benchmark your equipment, know exactly which trucks will lower your carbon footprint, and make the most informed procurement decisions. W Energy Software’s TMS also taps into electronic logging devices (ELD), enabling the back office to analyze driver utilization, track safety performance, and ensure DOT compliance. ESG, we cover all the bases.

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