The North American Truck Stop Network and Professional Transportation Partners announced at The New NATSO Show 2011 the rollout of Over the Road and Local fuel cards program for its members. According to NATSN, a nationwide network of independently owned truckstops, and PTP, a network of independent truckstops and truck repair facilities, the new fuel card program, processed by Fleet One, will offer fleets a choice of fuel brands, food and amenities at more than 250 locations and service facilities.
“By joining forces with PTP and Fleet One, we can offer our members one of the lowest fees available to the independent truckstop operator, along with a ‘zero fee’ to the truck company when operating in the network,” says Marsha Bird, chief executive officer of NATSN. “Our organizations make no money from this program. We did this as our way of helping our members increase their fueling business while decreasing their transaction fees.”
“We, PTP and NATSN, decided that our members needed an alternative fuel card for trucking companies that comes at a reasonable cost,” says Burt Newman Jr., president of PTP. “With the recent merger between two of the nation’s largest chains and the resulting fee change of its fuel card, we knew that our members needed some alternatives.”
Program benefits, according to PTP and NATSN, include:
• No transaction fee to the trucking company when fuel is purchased at any NATSN or PTP truckstop, and a $2 fee for purchases outside of the network;
• A minimum discount of 2 cents off per gallon earned with each fuel purchase;
• Password-protected Internet access to card purchase information; and
• Daily invoicing with 7-day terms on the Over the Road card, and weekly or monthly invoicing with 14-day terms on the Local card.