The Department of Vehicle and Equipment Services (D.V.E) said a new and improved fleet fueling system is helping thwart abuse. The D.V.E’s director Richard Simms said the new Gasboy system makes it possible to set limits on when a vehicle can fill up, and how much fuel a vehicle can be dispensed over a certain period. It even sends out alerts when irregularities are detected.
Mr. Simms said the Gasboy is helping to save the public’s money and so is replacing aging vehicles. “We have replaced over 100 vehicles over the last year and we’ve seen now by introducing more fuel-efficient vehicles, there’s been a reduction in consumption,” Mr. Simms said.
An internal audit back in 2009 revealed many instances of abuse under the old system. The Auditor General at the time estimated abuse and fraud cost the government hundreds of thousands of dollars.