100 Years of Base
The Back Story (how we got here…)
Our story begins in 1933. Our president’s Grandfather built one of the first ‘high tech’ fuel delivery trucks in Canada with multi compartments, emergency valves, a tank gauge, pump, and hose reel.
In 1980 our company president operated and maintained an aircraft refueling truck in Canada’s frigid North and by 1993 he had patented a computer controlled additive injection system for a fleet of 500 fuel delivery trucks. In 1995 he engineered the first fuel delivery ‘smart trucks’ in North America. This fleet used a military issue ‘hardened’ laptop custom designed to withstand the harsh environment of fuel delivery.
This ‘on-board’ computer interfaced to an electronic register and also to the trucks additive injection system. An electronic driver log (EOBR) and connection to the trucks engine, brakes, speedometer, and odometer fed driver behavior, chassis telematics, and customer delivery data to the back office via satellite (real-time).
BASE Engineering was founded in 1996 to further develop technology that would improve the safety and productivity of today’s fuel delivery fleets.
BASEstation is the direct result of 33 years’ experience and over 50,000 of our control systems fitted to tank trucks around the world. This is our passion – We Speak Truck!