Fleet One, a provider of fuel cards and fleet-related payment solutions, announced its partnership with GPS provider NexTraq, a collaboration intended to reduce administrative time-drains for fleet managers. By integrating Fleet One card purchases with the NexTraq Fleet Tracking platform, customers gain a comprehensive view of fleet operations, offering a more holistic understanding of fleet fuel costs and inefficiencies, the companies say.
The new fuel card integration is a free service for Fleet One customers, and activation was designed to be simple and quick. “The retrieval of purchase data can be time-consuming, and this, combined with feedback from customers, led us to put a great deal of research and effort into this program,” says Mike Scarbrough, chief executive officer of NexTraq. “With Fleet One fuel card integration, our customers have access to new fuel-based reports, simplifying the retrieval process and ultimately saving time and money.”
Fleet managers can view their Fleet One purchase history report, which provides a full summary of all fuel and fuel-related purchases, streamlining the retrieval of transaction information. Customers can tailor reports by company, fleet or vehicle and identify total costs without sifting through a variety of card statements. With complete visibility, fleet managers can manage closely how fuel cards are being used, eliminating employee abuse.
“Fleet One is excited about this integration, as it provides a great comprehensive tool that adds real value for our mutual customers,” says Tom Wagner, vice president of strategic markets for Fleet One. “Managers will also benefit from dramatically increased understanding of their vehicles’ fuel efficiency, when their GPS unit calculates actual number of miles driven and divides that by number of gallons drivers purchase with their Fleet One card.”
The new fuel card/GPS integration offers a specific International Fuel Tax Association fuel tax report, which helps save customers time when preparing the report by showing the big picture of a fleet’s fuel card spending. Dispatchers also easily can identify Fleet One merchants with point-of-interest mapping and navigate drivers to the closest merchants through the Garmin in-vehicle navigation device.
“In combination with NexTraq’s fuel reporting, our new integration with Fleet One fuel cards gives customers the ability to effectively manage what was once an obstacle,” says Scarbrough. “By automating a tedious manual process, fleet managers can save time and money as they pinpoint areas of interest to save in fuel costs through their fleet operations.”
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