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Confleet cuts O/Os’ costs

SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. - Skyrocketing fuel prices and increased operating costs are taking a toll on small fleets and owner/operators, but at least one Canadian firm is trying to help.Consolidated Fleet...


SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. – Skyrocketing fuel prices and increased operating costs are taking a toll on small fleets and owner/operators, but at least one Canadian firm is trying to help.

Consolidated Fleet Purchasing Inc., or Confleet as it is more commonly known, is a major purchasing agent that helps independent trucking companies get more for their money through increased buying power.

Members pay an application fee and monthly maintenance fee, and in turn they pay reduced member rates for essentials such as fuel, tires and insurance.

“The reason that Confleet was born was to give an equal playing field to the smaller truck fleets and owner/operators with their costs,” says managing director John Furman. “By buying through us, they get valuable discounts which puts them on a level playing field with the larger fleets.”

Although Confleet entered the market two years ago, the privately owned company is only now ready to start taking their services to the next level.

“We’ve been putting massive computerization in place to accommodate all the product lines we’re working with,” says Furman.

The result is that more suppliers are jumping on board and the potential for savings is increasing.

“If they use our services exclusively, the savings on a yearly basis should be in the neighborhood of $15,000 to $20,000, over and above the retail pricing,” says Furman. “And that’s per unit.”

For more information about the company, call 866-266-3533 or visit www.confleet.com. n


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