Trucking news and briefs for Wednesday, May 6, 2020:
Pilot launches new fuel card for all fleet sizes
Pilot Company has launched a new fleet card, the Axle Fuel Card, that can be used for fuel purchases, truck care services and select truck merchandise.
The card offers no transaction, account management, annual or hidden fees; money back rewards to go toward fuel purchases; perks for drivers; Pilot Flying J Truck Care savings; and more.
Drivers can earn one bonus loyalty point per gallon when using the Axle Fuel Card at Pilot and Flying J locations, and two bonus loyalty points per gallon when using the card at One9 Fuel Network locations.
Fleets using the card will also receive $30 off any tire or service, 10% off hourly rates at service centers and no callout fees for roadside service.
“Through the new Axle Fuel Card, we’re able to extend much-needed credit to the industry with added rewards for fleets and professional drivers, said Jimmy Haslam, CEO of Pilot Company. “Our goal is to provide fleets of all sizes with a reliable credit solution that fuels their business and enables them to focus on the road ahead.”
CCJ parent company providing Chick-fil-A to truckers
Randall-Reilly, the parent company of Commercial Carrier Journal, is partnering with Chick-fil-A to feed truckers at the rest area near milemarker 85 along I-20/59 northeast of Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Drivers who stop at the rest area on both sides of the interstate on Tuesday, May 12, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. will receive a boxed lunch from Chick-fil-A, bottled water donated by Coca-Cola and a care package from Randall-Reilly that includes several snacks and goodies.
Truckers are asked to follow signs into the rest areas. There will be a tent near the exit where drivers will be handed a bag through their window so they can keep rolling and to avoid traffic backups at the rest areas.
Landstar extends COVID delivery bonus period
Landstar announced Tuesday it is extending its $50 per load coronavirus bonus for drivers and agents through May 15.
The company started the bonus at the beginning of April for drivers who haul a load and agents who dispatch the loads. It was set to expire on April 30, but the company extended it through May 15.