BELLEVUE, Wash. – PacLease and Comdata have re-invented their fuel card, which the companies say will offer lower fueling costs to their customers.
The newly branded fuel card PacFuel leverages the Comdata proprietary network and is accepted at all major truck stops, service centers and several independent stations.
“More than 5,000 fuel locations are in the network throughout the United States and Canada,” said Michelle Harry, PacLease’s director of marketing. “And by using the card, our customers will receive cash prices with deferred payments. The PacFuel card can provide better-than-cash prices through PacLease and/or customer negotiated prices.”
Drivers fueling up will be able to enter their truck’s odometer reading and trip report number when they swipe their card, which is coded with a specific vehicle. An optional RFID tag (Smart Q) can be placed in the truck to get the prompt without having to swipe the PacFuel card.
Customer can also utilize PacTrac, which automatically sends fueling transactions to customers’ fuel tax departments, streamlining the process and eliminating the need for drivers to submit fuel receipts and mileage.
“This is an exciting tool that lets the fleet manager rate each driver against other drivers within the same company,” said Harry. “Managers can see where the drivers are purchasing fuel, and if they’re purchasing at the lowest price in the area. Each transaction is then rated and, at the end of the month, the fleet manager can see how proactive each driver is in seeking fuel with the best prices. This will allow fleet managers to work individually with drivers who could do better with their fueling purchases.”
Comdata also offers a FleetAdvance mobile app, giving drivers a chance to find the best prices during fuel stops. The PacFuel card also allows customers to pay for other services, such as scale services, lubricants and hotels, with more than 12,000 included.