Early in 2013, Musket Corporation’s management established a requirement for acquiring advanced technology that would improve accuracy, efficiency and productivity within their fleet of crude oil haulers, as well as enhancing the processes by which they dispatch and schedule their crude oil deliveries to terminals. The company chose TouchStar Americas, developer of the field-proven CrudePacpaperless electronic ticketing/invoicing solution.
“Keeping an accurate, real-time track of tanker truck deliveries of thousands of barrels of valuable crude oil from production fields nationwide, to multiple terminal facilities…is our challenge,” says Joshua Edge, general manager of Crude Operations for Musket Corporation. “We selected TouchStaras our technology partner, because of their long-term Oil & Gas experience and the CrudePacsystem that was specifically designed for crude and water hauling applications.”
Shelby Ahmann, general manager for TouchStar Americas, says: “The recently implemented TouchStar truck automation system for Musket Corporation is in its pilot stage and is being tested in multiple trucks currently, with excellent results to date. CrudePac is a premier TouchStar software solution that will help Musket realize an excellent return-on-investmentand exceptional user experience.”
Edge summarizes Musket’s experience to date: “We’ve already seen a significant reduction in data entry errors; we further expect lower fuel and general vehicle operating costs; a much faster scheduling and dispatch process; real-time access to our run tickets; electronic ticket management; and enhanced customer service. TouchStar has the full range of software, the technical expertise and the compatible hardware platforms we require to be successful in our very challenging operational environments.”
Musket is a privately-held commodity supply, trading, and logistics company. As a subsidiary of Love’s and Gemini Trucking, Musket has offices in Houston TX, Oklahoma City OK, Phoenix AZ and Calgary AB, Canada.