Four Things to Consider When Choosing a Fleet Fuel Provider
Posted: January 7, 2019
To keep a commercial fleet on the road and running efficiently, you have to make smart decisions – and one of the most important of those decisions is who your fuel provider will be.
A top fleet fueling provider won’t just help you keep costs down – it will support and integrate with your business strategy, helping you to solve challenges with your budget, bill paying, record-keeping, and more.
Here are four considerations when choosing a fuel provider for your fleet:
- Fueling options – Some fleet managers choose to use fuel cards, which drivers can use to fuel up at approved locations. Card policies will vary in terms of which stations are qualified, how much control you have over transactions, and fees, so do your homework. A quality fleet fueling provider will also offer flexible and reliable bulk fuel delivery for onsite fueling, which saves on-the-road fueling time.
- Payment options – When it comes to payment options, flexibility and control are key. Choose a fleet fueling provider who accepts checks, cash, and credit cards.
- Account management tools – A quality fleet fuel provider will help you optimize your fleet operation by providing easy access to accurate weekly and monthly fueling records, transaction details, ticket summaries, and other important data. With proper tools and support, your fleet fuel provider will help you better manage routes, payments, time spent on the road, and estimates for customers.
- Customer service chops – A fleet fuel provider is a partner in your business – make sure it’s a partner that you want to do business with. Look for providers who are professional, accessible, and accountable. Friendliness counts, too. Ask your fleet fuel provider for customer reviews and testimonials to get a sense of the provider’s track record.
Looking for a fleet fueling partner for your Pennsylvania-area business? Trust the pros at Oehlert Bros. Contact us today and see how we can help your business run better and smarter in 2019!