Should I Get a Fuel Card for My Small Company?

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Being an owner/operator of a trucking company is a big job, even if your business is relatively small. Most small business owners start out using a standard credit card to make all of their purchases, but when you’re in the world of trucking, there’s another solution to handle one of your most common purchases: fuel.

What is a Fuel Card?

A fuel card is a dedicated for use to purchase fuel for your vehicle(s) in your business. Whether you’re just operating one truck or working with a few employees, its a great way to handle your fuel expenses.

Benefits of Fuel Cards for Small Businesses

What makes fuel cards so beneficial for owner/operators? There are several unique benefits, but they all boil down to one crucial element: simplicity.

As an owner/operator, you’ve got many records and paperwork to organize related to every facet of your business. Having a dedicated fuel card makes it easier to track your spending and keep a clear record of all fuel-related purchases. You’ll get access to detailed reporting that can be instrumental when scaling your business.

When you’re running a small business, every penny counts. So using a traditional credit card to pay isn’t ideal. It’s likely that you’ll have extra expenses like an annual fee, and there’s no doubt that getting in touch with a representative can be challenging. Fuel cards can save you on the excessive fees of a normal credit card. A Guttman Fuel card means you will be assigned a representative who is always available when you need them.

Finally, protecting your business is much easier with a fuel card than with a traditional one. Many fuel card programs include additional fraud protection capabilities.

How Guttman Works with Trucking Owner/Operators

At Guttman Energy, we understand that your business is one-of-a-kind. That’s why we’ve designed a one-of-a-kind fuel card program. We keep small business owners in mind by offering flexible plans with no contracts or hidden fees. Our team will work with you to understand the goals and expectations you have for your business; then we will create a tailored plan to help you get there.

Guttman’s fuel cards are accepted at more than 65,000 service stations across the United States, giving you the confidence you need to move your business forward. Our cards offer impressive benefits and customized fuel plans that keep your truck running and ready to go at a moment’s notice. You’ll work with a dedicated representative who will learn all about your business and provide the best solutions for your unique needs as an owner/operator. Contact Guttman Energy today to learn more!

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