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Integrating Fuel Cards for Reduced Costs
Posted on 11/06/2013 by Ashley Jones | 0 Comments
Fuel card integration gives you a complete view of your fleet operations and fleet fuel consumption, helping you better understand your fleet fuel costs and efficiency. Fuel card integration should incorporate fuel station data and fuel card transactions into your GPS fleet management solution. This allows you to view your fuel spend, run reports and better understand your fleet’s fuel utilization.
Integration also allows for smarter fuel purchase decisions. All gas/service stations in a fuel card vendor’s network should be visible in your fleet tracking solution, allowing for informed purchasing decisions. Dispatchers and/or office personnel can identify these stations and easily direct drivers to the closest merchants through a Garmin® personal navigation device.
Benefits of fuel card integration include:
- Tighter controls on fuel purchases
- Helps reduce and eliminate fraud
- Run fuel purchase reports and simplify IFTA reporting
And make sure to ask your fleet tracking vendor if they provide fuel card integration for free.