To keep your fleet moving safely and quickly to get your products where they need to go, one of the most important things to consider is how you’re going to get fuel. Fuel costs can fluctuate greatly and can often be a source of stress, but when your company takes advantage of a fleet card program, you can rest assure your drivers can get their fuel anytime, anywhere. To make the most of your fuel card program, here are a few best practices to keep in mind.
Know Your Limits
First and foremost, make sure that you’re informed about what exactly your drivers can use their fleet cards for. It might seem obvious, but fleet cards often cannot be used for vehicle rentals, food or personal items at a fueling station. Your specific fleet card provider may have their own restrictions about what your drivers can and cannot purchase, so be sure to get clear on your restrictions and communicate them to your drivers.
Keep Track of Your Fueling Stations
Fleet cards are incredible resources for making sure that your drivers can get fuel no matter where they are, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re accepted everywhere. Research your specific fleet card provider to learn about the fueling stations that accept their cards. For instance, Guttman Energy’s fleet cards are accepted at over 65,000 fueling centers across the United States, including major names like Pilot Flying J, TA Petro, and Loves.
Designate a Fleet Card Coordinator
When you subscribe to a fleet card program, it’s important to choose one member of your staff to handle all the responsibilities that come with this new addition. Your Fleet Card Coordinator (or whatever title you choose to give them) will oversee ordering and distributing fleet cards to your drivers, canceling fleet cards when necessary, and communicating fleet card restrictions to drivers.
There are tons of fleet card providers around the country, and Guttman Energy is proud to be one of the most trusted. As we mentioned, our fuel cards are accepted at over 65,000 service stations across the country, so you know your drivers can get fueled up and back on the road no matter where they are. We take care of your bottom line. You’ll never be hit with any hidden payments, and you won’t experience any charges upfront. You won’t even be locked into a contract. If you have questions about our fuel card program or want to start taking advantage of these benefits, contact Guttman Energy today!