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Commercial Vehicle Fuel Security

February 18th, 2016 Comments off

Truck Fuel Alarm & Anti Siphon Featured In Transport Operator

aide automotive are featured in the recent Transport Operator news paper!

The Transport Operator is a industry newspaper for commercial vehicle operators and repairers, now in print and online. Essential reading for HGV, PSV, LCV industry.

Transport Operator is a printed monthly commercial vehicle industry newspaper targeted at HGV and PSV operators and workshops. It offers a lively mix of essential industry news, details of new legislation, the latest product information and much more.

aide automotive were featured in the Fuel Security edit. Having two recent customer case studies were truck fuel was stolen with the companies taking measures to protect diesel.

Below is an extract from the editorial feature:
“Two operators have recently invested in products from commercial vehicle equipment supplier aide automotive in order to help prevent diesel theft.
Coventry-based Perry Finch Poultry recently invested in the Scania TP Anti-Siphon products for its truck fleet.

Bedfordshire-based general haulier Three Counties Contracts Ltd (TCC) invested in the TankGuard anti-fuel theft alarm from aide, which activates once the fuel cap is removed or a potential thief tampers with the tank.

“TCC are always looking to improve the business efficiency and productivity. Installing incident cameras and anti fuel-theft measures improves the truck efficiency and keeps the fleet moving,” said aide.”

To review how Truck Fuel Alarms or Commercial Vehicle Anti Siphon products can help your truck fleet, please call aide automotive on 0115 8456471

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Petrol In Diesel

April 28th, 2014 Comments off

Petrol In Diesel – Wrong Fuelling Costs Millions Per Year

Solo Diesel is a solution to protect your diesel vehicle from being Wrong Fuelled with petrol. Research has suggested that 150,000 plus drivers mis fuel per year in UK – 1 every 3.5 mins!

Mis fuelling is a common problem for lots of different organisations. Putting petrol in a diesel car has been a problem for the Suffolk Police Force, with over £10,000 worth of damage being caused as a consequence over the past 5 years.

“Unfortunately, even police officers and staff are prone to making mistakes such as this and it is down to human error,” said a Suffolk police spokeswoman.

Mis fuelling can cost the unfortunate victim anything in the region of £200 to over £3000, depending on how much damage is done to your vehicle. The worst case scenario is that the entire fuel system needs replacing.

Contact aide automotive by clicking on Petrol In Diesel.


Solo Diesel The Mis fuelling Device From Petrol In Diesel

Solo Diesel The Mis fuelling Device From Petrol In Diesel

Commercial truck Fuel Theft

April 23rd, 2014 Comments off

IRU’s Guidance to Prevent Transport Fuel Theft

To address the rising issue of fuel theft in commercial transport, the International Road Transport Union (IRU) has unanimously adopted new guidelines for road transport operators based on monitoring, prevention and reporting, and recommended their immediate implementation.fuel-pump
The guidelines highlight the importance of having a fuel inventory, as well as comparing vehicle usage records to the amount of fuel used. Moreover, active monitoring enables transport operators to rapidly identify when a theft has occurred.
In order to prevent fuel theft, the guidelines recommend:
Regular use of secure parking – As many thefts happen in unsecured parking areas, “defensive parking” is strongly advised, which includes locating and using secure parking areas, available through the IRU’sTRANSPark app.
Use of fuel theft devices – Aftermarket products can make vehicle fuel tanks less vulnerable, including locking fuel caps, anti-siphon devices and a device linked to the vehicle alarm that monitors the fuel tank and sounds if there is a sudden drop in the fuel level without the engine running.
Installation of security lighting – Road transport companies are advised to install effective security lighting on company premises to make certain areas safer, as well as parking vehicles in a way that allows clear visibility of fuel tanks at night, for passers-by, neighbours and the police.
Post appropriate security signage – Displaying visible signs that indicate the use of video surveillance or any other form of security, is one of the most effective forms of security according to scientific studies.
Finally, the guidelines highlight the importance of reporting fuel theft to the police and insurance companies. This serves the dual function of identifying national hotspots, which can lead to an increase in prosecution, and also increases awareness in areas if reports are sent to the local press.
Commenting on the new guidelines, IRU Secretary General, Umberto de Pretto, said, “Adopting them was the easy part. The real work is now ahead of us, which means helping raise awareness in the industry, so that road transport operators everywhere can effectively take action and put a stop to fuel theft.
TP Anti-Syph, Fuel Theft Device

TP Anti-Syph, Fuel Theft Device

Fuel Theft – Bus driver admits £9k

September 9th, 2013 Comments off

aide automotive market products to prevent vehicle fuel theft.

A bus driver steels thousands of pounds of Fuel from Bakers Dolphin over a three-year period.

The accused was fired by the Weston-based coach firm after 38 years service once the theft was discovered in April.

Michael Collins, prosecuting, told magistrates at North Somerset Courthouse on Monday that the bus driver had prompted suspicion by turning up to work regularly 30 minutes before he was due to start at 5.30am.

He would fill jerry cans with diesel before driving them back in his bus to his home in Highbridge. Having dropped them off, he would then start working and his criminal activity was not spotted because the early start meant he was never late.

He was caught after the firm installed extra CCTV cameras to his vehicle and checked vehicle logging records.

Upon arrest, he admitted taking an estimated £9,000 worth of diesel.

To reduce Fuel Theft Contact aide automotive Limited on 0115 845 6471 or email:

Fuel Thefts in Hounslow

July 10th, 2013 Comments off

Hounslow has been reported as the worst London borough for Fuel Theft from vehicles.

This information is based on figures obtained from the Metropolitan Police.

The West London borough had a total of 175 reports between 2009 and 2012, but only five prosecutions.

Greenwich, Lewisham, Southwark and Merton also emerge in the top five boroughs for Fuel Theft.

The Met said the majority of thefts were from commercial haulage vehicles which were prominent in Hounslow.

It said the area served both Heathrow Airport and Central London and advised that parking goods vehicles in areas with good lighting and CCTV was the most effective way of reducing opportunities for thieves to syphon diesel.

Contact aide automotive to enquire about Fuel Prevention. Call us on 0115 845 6471 or email:

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Mis Fuelling Not Covered By Insurance

June 13th, 2013 Comments off

Nearly a quarter of motor breakdown policies do not cover misfuelling, according to new research by financial research company Defaqto.

The analysis of 288 policies showed that 23 per cent exclude cover if you fill your car up with the wrong fuel.

According to the AA, more than 100,000 motorists put the wrong fuel in their car every year.

Meanwhile, it was found that 14 per cent of motor breakdown policies do not provide cover if you run out of fuel.

Mike Powell, Insight Analyst for General Insurance at Defaqto, said: “Drivers putting the wrong fuel into a vehicle not only face a huge repair bill but may also find that their breakdown policy doesn’t provide cover for their vehicle to be towed to a garage.

“Even those motor breakdown policies that do cover such an eventuality will tend to find that the extent of the coverage is limited to towing the car to a garage or to their destination.”


Solo Diesel is a Mis Fuelling prevention Device, this product stops wrong fuelling.

Contact aide automotive on 0115 8456471 or go to if you do not want to risk a Mis Fuel.


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Solo Diesel Mis Fuelling Protection

Petrol In Diesel

June 6th, 2013 Comments off

Following a successful retro fit to in use Ginster delivery vans, Ginsters Pasties have now made the Solo Diesel Mis Fuelling device a standard fit to all new vans.

Mis-fuelling takes place when you put petrol in a diesel vehicle. The number of diesel cars on the road has increased, and therefore so have the problems and associated costs of misfueling. Putting petrol in your diesel car is easily done as the nozzle on a diesel pump has a larger diameter than an Unleaded fuel nozzle, so the Unleaded fits into the filler neck of the Diesel vehicle without any problems.

Putting Petrol in a diesel car has become more popular over the last few years and is easily done. The nozzle of a petrol pump is smaller than a Diesel nozzle, and therefore fits into the fuel tank without resistance. All you need is for something to catch your attention and you have an expensive repair bill on your hands (and sometimes an insurance claim!)

The Solo Diesel was installed on production, the new Ginsters vans were supplied by Solomon Commercials with a Mercedes Sprinter chassis.

Solo Diesel will fit a high percentage of vans and cars on UK roads, cost effective and easy to fit, take the worry out of wrong fuelling a diesel vehicle.

To enquire further or to receive a fleet quote click on Wrong Fuel or to go to the dedicated Solo Diesel Website click on Wrong Fuel.


Solo Diesel The Mis fuelling Device From Petrol In Diesel

Solo Diesel The Mis fuelling Device From Petrol In Diesel


Petrol In Diesel

July 29th, 2011 Comments off

aide automotive have introduced a new website to protome the Solo Diesel mis fuelling device for cars & vans.

SoloDiesel is a unique, patented solution to protect your diesel  vehicle from being filled with petrol.

In the past, there have been several attempts to solve  misfueling, only SoloDiesel provides a physical barrier to prevent this  problem.

Mis-fuelling takes place when you put petrol in a diesel vehicle.  The number of diesel cars on the road has increased, and therefore so have the problems and  associated costs of misfueling.  Putting petrol in your diesel car is easily done as the nozzle on a diesel pump has a larger diameter than an Unleaded fuel nozzle, so the Unleaded fits into the filler neck of the Diesel vehicle without any problems.

This new website is an informative site that explains mis fuelling, wrong fuel, petrol in diesel or Right Fuel.

You can purchase a Solo Diesel for any car or van at the Petrol In Diesel website.


Mis Fuelling an AdBlue Truck Tank

April 26th, 2010 No comments

Truck Operators are seeing a new problem since the arrival of AdBlue.

Mis Fuelling the AdBlue tank with Diesel is a growing problem and major concern as the repair costs are resulting in thousands.

Some say you can’t get the diesel pump spout into the AdBlue tank filler neck–they’re different sizes. You don’t have to you only need to stick the nozzle into the hole pull the trigger and the splash-back from the gun as the cut-out works still goes into the tank and it’s enough to ruin the AdBlue.

AdBlue is highly susceptible to contamination and as little as 10ml of Oil present in a 70 litre fill can corrupt the system causing irreversible damage.

aide automotive will soon introduce an AdBlue Mis fuelling Device to stop Diesel contamination.

Go to aide automotive to enquire further.

Van Mis fuelling Device

February 23rd, 2010 No comments
Following the release of the bayonet and threaded version of the Motor Industry Approved mis fuelling device Diesel Key.
aide automotive are proud to announce the new Euro Bayonet fitting Diesel Key.
This type is designed to fit to all European manufactured vans such as Vauxhall Movano & Vivaro, Renault Traffic & Citroen, Nissan, Peugeot mid size vans.
Attached is a picture of the Diesel Key fitted to a Vauxhall Movano.
Priced at 42.55 + VAT, Diesel Key has a dual operation of an anti mis fuelling device and anti siphon protection.
If you have any interest in this product please do not hesitate to call aide automotive on 0115 8456471 or contact aide automotive via the mis fuelling web site.