The new co-branded fuel card, PacFuel, leverages the Comdata proprietary network and is accepted at all major truck stops and service centers, plus many 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.”
When the card, coded with a specific vehicle, is “swiped” at the fueling station, a proprietary prompt on the fuel screen lets the driver enter the truck’s odometer reading and trip report number. An optional RFID tag – Smart Q – can be placed in the truck to get the prompt without having to swipe the PacFuel card. For those running reefer units, the RFID tag is placed near the refrigeration unit so that fuel can be recorded for that unit. Fueling transactions could automatically be sent to PacLease and its fuel tax department if the customer utilizes PacTrac. This streamlines fuel tax reporting and takes away the need for customers to submit fuel receipts and mileage, which provides more accurate reporting and can help customers when facing an audit.
In addition, customers will receive Comdata's FleetAdvance solution, which allows for the management of fuel purchases. Through the web “console,” driver fuel purchases can be reviewed and rated via an easy-to-interpret dashboard.
“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 that allows drivers to find fuel stops with the best cash prices. After drivers log into the app, which can be downloaded for free on IOS and Android, they can find fueling locations and automatically displaythe company-negotiatedfuel discounts. Comdata studies show that by using the app drivers are able to find fuel at a lower cost 54 percent of the time.
The PacFuel program allows PacLease customers the option to utilize the card in other areas as well. Through their Comdata admin tools, customers can enable other ancillary services they’d like to pay for through PacFuel. That could include paying for scale services, lubricants – even hotels. More than 12,000 hotels – including major chains that cater to truckers – are included, and through Comdata, PacLease can guarantee nightly discounts of at least 20 percent off of lowest published rates.
About PacLease and PACCAR
PACCAR Leasing Company (PacLease) is one of the fastest-growing commercial truck leasing companies in the transportation industry. PacLease has independent and company-owned full-service leasing locations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Australia. PacLease provides customized full-service lease, rental and contract maintenance programs designed to meet the specific needs of customers. A combination of reliable, custom-built trucks and complete service offerings allows customers to maximize the value of their transportation resources.
PACCAR Leasing is a part of the financial services group of PACCAR Inc, a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of high-quality light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. PACCAR shares are traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market, symbol PCAR, and its homepage can be found at www.paccar.com.
Comdata Inc. is a leading provider of innovative payment and operating technology that drives actionable insights from spending data, builds enhanced controls and positively impacts its clients’ bottom lines. The company partners with more than 30,000 businesses to better manage $55B in annual fleet, corporate purchasing, payroll and healthcare spending, making it one of the largest fuel card issuers and the second largest commercial MasterCard provider in the U.S. and Canada. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Brentwood, Tenn., Comdata employs more than 1,300 professionals across North America.