There are all kinds of costs that impact small business owners, but for those with active fleets, fuel can be one of the most expensive budget items. Unfortunately, it can also be hard to budget for fuel costs, since they change so quickly and often unexpectedly. Business owners can take back control of their finances by enrolling in fixed fuel price contracts or other fuel pricing programs. But how can you find the program that will work best for your company? Here are a few simple tips to get you there.
Learn About Your Options
Not all fuel pricing programs are created equal, so it’s important to understand your options before you choose one. For instance, fixed price programs allow you to pay one fixed amount for the length of your contract; on the other hand, you could opt for a cap program, in which you decide the maximum amount to spend in a given time, which could prove useful if market prices drop. Some gas suppliers, including Guttman Energy, also offer index pricing programs, allow you to pay the most competitive current rates. Consider which option would best meet your budget and would provide the most efficient system for your team.
Ask About Customer Service
Sure, getting a competitive fuel price is great, but that’s not all you should be looking for in your fuel provider. You want to rest assured that you’re working with a team who understands the unique needs and expectations of your business. A dedicated customer service team is crucial in any service you may use for your business, but your fuel team is one of the most important. Ask your potential gas supplier how they keep in touch with their clients and how you can reach them when you need to. If you can’t reach your fuel supplier when you need them most, your business could suffer dire consequences.
Gas suppliers have to be diligent about checking fuel prices and ensuring they’re getting the best rates for their customers. Those who don’t have the most up-to-date technology and equipment, however, could lag behind in finding the most accurate information, which puts you at a disadvantage. Don’t be afraid to ask your potential supplier how they track fuel prices and how they ensure you’re getting a fair price for your fuel. A dedication to the latest technology often translates into a dedication to the client.
Working with Guttman
Guttman Energy is proud to be among the most trusted wholesale fuel contractors in the eastern United States, offering customized plans and an incredible customer service team to clients in virtually all industries. We’ve worked with businesses big and small, and we understand that no two businesses have the same needs. That’s why we make it a priority to help you determine the best fuel pricing program for your needs and can create personalized solutions to keep your fleet on the road at all times. Contact us today to learn more about all of our fuel pricing programs!