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How Do Commercial Fuel Cards Differ from Consumer Gas Cards?

By Piper Bloom on Sep 27, 2018 9:17:00 AM

When small businesses first research fueling solutions, they may be overwhelmed by the number of options available. As most major fuel retailers provide consumer gas card options, this often becomes a focal point of the search. However, these programs lack security features, limit the sites your drivers can fuel at, and set restrictions for rebates and benefits. These limitations make it essential to examine options tailored specifically for commercial needs so your drivers can get back on the road with minimal hassle.

Topics: Fuel Cards
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Fleet Fuel Card Fee Comparison

By Piper Bloom on Aug 2, 2018 11:36:00 AM

As you explore which fuel card is right for your company, it is essential to research the fees and the Annual Percentage Rates (APRs) your cards will be subject to. The fees that come along with your cards vary greatly depending on the vendor, so it is essential to read the fine print in their Terms & Conditions.

Topics: Fleet Management Fuel Cards
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Fleet Fuel Card Reports: The Ultimate Guide

By Piper Bloom on Jul 26, 2018 9:39:00 AM

One of the time-saving benefits of a fleet fuel card is the ability to easily monitor and track every dollar spent. Most fleet managers and accounting teams rely on accurate data to control expenditures, allocate spend, and budget for the future, so being able to generate timely reports customized with the right information is essential to running your business. To help your team determine which reports you need, we’ve outlined the most popular reports and the information each provides.

Topics: Fleet Management Fuel Cards
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6 Mistakes Fleet Managers Should Avoid with Their Fuel Card Programs

By Piper Bloom on Jun 28, 2018 9:07:00 AM

Here at P-Fleet, we are in awe of the balancing act fleet managers pull off every day. It is difficult to supervise any team, let alone one that is constantly on the move. To help support fleet managers as they conduct their vital work, we’ve compiled this list of common mistakes that can be avoided with a little careful planning.

Topics: Fleet Management Fuel Cards
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Fuel Card Fraud Policy Comparisons and What the Risks Are

By Piper Bloom on May 17, 2018 11:08:53 AM

With the increase in fuel card fraud, it is more important than ever to understand your risk and how to mitigate it. As scammers become more and more sophisticated, setting up the right controls and monitoring your invoices are essential to protecting your team from unauthorized charges. Managers should also take time to review their vendor's Terms & Conditions so they understand what will (and won’t) be covered in the case of fraud. Here are a few tips to guide you through the setup process and help ensure your program is secure!

Topics: Fleet Management Fuel Cards
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Creating Pivot Tables to Analyze Your Fuel Card Data

By Piper Bloom on May 3, 2018 9:13:00 AM

Creating a Pivot Table in Excel is one of the easiest ways to monitor data like driver/vehicle breakdowns, how much you spend on each fuel product, and your billing by state, invoice, and date. To help your team organize the data from your invoice, this blog will walk you through the steps to creating the most popular pivot tables used by our clients.

Topics: Fleet Management Fuel Cards
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The Ultimate Guide To Securing Your Fuel Card Program

By Piper Bloom on Apr 26, 2018 10:35:00 AM

You can minimize risk and unauthorized purchases with your fuel card program by focusing on four key areas: Your driver fueling policy, controls, fraud alerts, and monitoring. To ensure that you're taking the right steps to optimize your program, P-Fleet has created this ultimate guide to support your team. 

Topics: Fleet Management Fuel Cards
6 min read

Use Fleet Fuel Card Odometer Tracking to Reduce Vehicle Operating Cost

By P-Fleet Staff on Sep 19, 2017 1:15:59 PM

When used properly, fuel card odometer tracking can be an invaluable tool for lowering your operating costs. By recording mileage with every transaction, you can more easily schedule vehicle maintenance, keeping maintenance costs in check. But, more importantly, odometer tracking is essential for creating MPG reports. These essential reports allow you to easily spot inefficiencies and fraud so that you can keep costs low. But, to reap these benefits, you need to properly set up your program and explain expectations to your drivers.

Topics: Fleet Management Fuel Cards
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Fuel Card Purchase Controls: A Guide to Effective Use

By P-Fleet Staff on Aug 31, 2017 10:12:00 AM

To help minimize unauthorized fuel spend, many fuel card companies offer purchase controls to restrict when, where, and how fueling can occur. Setting restrictions that are ideal for the drivers and vehicles that make up your fleet can be tricky. If controls are too restrictive, your drivers may face delays that cost your company money. If they are too lax, it leaves you vulnerable to fraud. So how can you determine which controls are right for your business?

Topics: Fleet Management Fuel Cards