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4 Major Advantages CFN Fuel Locations Have Over the Competition

[fa icon="calendar"] Nov 21, 2017 8:35:00 AM / by P-Fleet Staff

P-Fleet Staff

CFN Stations

CFN is a network of fuel sites designed specifically for commercial fleets. As such, CFN fuel locations offer several advantages for commercial fleets that other stations do not offer. These advantages range from discount fuel prices to locations designed for large commercial trucks. Below, we cover 4 of the biggest advantages you can expect when using CFN locations.

 

1) Discounts at CFN Locations

CFN fuel locations do not sell at retail prices, but base their prices on wholesale fuel prices. This means that the markup on fuel is usually lower than it would be at retail fuel stations, which results in a lower price per gallon.

It’s also important to note that CFN locations offer discounts on fuel, not rebates. Instead of paying more at the time of purchase, then receiving a rebate at a later date, fuel prices are reduced at the time of purchase.

 

2) Convenient Locations on the West Coast

CFN stations are mostly located in the 7 western states of the U.S. (California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Arizona, Idaho, and Utah). In these states, stations are plentiful and conveniently located for the commercial fleets with CFN fuel cards. This is obvious when you compare CFN fuel locations to trucks stops. See the table below for a state by state comparison:

 

State

CFN Stations

Truck Stops

Arizona

51

50

California

536

116

Idaho

118

64

Nevada

62

27

Oregon

123

33

Utah

47

73

Washington

205

37

Total

1142

400

 

As you can see, there are nearly 4 times more CFN locations than there are truck stops in the 7 western states. This is because truck stops are usually only located off major highways, not in major metropolitan or industrial areas.

On the other hand, CFN stations are located both along major highways and within major metropolitan and industrial areas. For example, the San Francisco/Oakland metropolitan area only has 3 truck stops, compared to 27 CFN locations. Similarly, the Los Angeles area has 10 truck stops versus 22 CFN fuel locations. Meanwhile, the number of truck stops and CFN locations along the I-5 (which connects Los Angeles and San Francisco) is very similar, 31 truck stops vs. 34 CFN fuel locations.

 

3) CFN Stations are Designed for Large Commercial Vehicles

CFN stations are designed with large commercial vehicles in mind. Lanes are generally larger to accommodate wider turning radiuses; stations are designed so that clearance heights aren’t usually an issue. Stations also have highspeed so that vehicles with large tanks can fill up quickly. Many also have satellite pumps, so trucks with multiple tanks can fill both at the same time.

Most CFN sites also have much less traffic than retail fuel locations. This is because CFN is a closed cardlock network, meaning only cardholders can use sites. Since cards are only issued to commercial fleets there is significantly less traffic, especially cars and personal vehicles. This not only allows drivers to purchase fuel quickly, but also helps to avoid accidents.

CFNs maintain some of the features you would expect from retail gas stations. Drivers can pay at the pump, so purchasing fuel is quick and easy. Most stations also come equipped with cameras for security purposes.

 

4) Fuel Products Your Fleet Needs

CFN stations know that commercial fleets need access to all types of fuel. Most locations offer all grades of unleaded and diesel fuel. In addition, many sites also offer diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), bulk oil, and red dye diesel for off road use.

CFN cards also have industry best purchase controls. They can restrict cards based on time of day, transactions per day, or gallons per transactions, day, week, or month. They can also control the types of fuel available to cardholders. This prevents drivers from pumping the wrong product into a vehicle and can help prevent fraud.


To learn how to easily find CFN Fuel Card locations with our app, click here! 


Topic: CFN Fuel Cards

P-Fleet Staff

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