As a fleet manager, you have a lot of responsibilities that come with the title, and a good portion of those responsibilities are financial ones. Fleet cards are one of the tools that you can use to ensure that your fleet is properly managed, on top of the ability to ensure that they’re taken care of throughout their travels.

If you’re not currently using fuel cards for your fleet, then you might be missing out on a more efficiently run fleet. Let’s dive into a few of the features that your fleet reader offers that you could in turn benefit from as the manager of a fleet.

 

Fuel Overfills

As your fleet is on the go, there’s no easy way to manage just how much fuel is going into each truck. Or is there? If you’re worried about fuel overfills happening on the road, then a fleet card is a great way to ensure that they don’t. Our fleet cards give you records of how much fuel is going into the truck at the time of the fillup, making it beyond easy to know if your drivers are overfilling a tank.

This is a quick and easy way to recognize if any of your drivers are filling up jerry tanks on the side or if they’re using the card for any reasons other than to fill their class 8 truck. The main feature here is that you are able to get all of the data necessary to stay on top of this, as your fleet is using the cards.

 

Frequent Refill Alerts

While overfills are certainly one of the primary concerns you may have with your drivers when filling up, frequent refills are another concern that you may have for your drivers. Given that fleet cards alert you when your drivers are fueling up, you can set up alerts or notifications for when your trucks are being refilled too often.

With how much money is spent on fuel, it’s crucial that you know when your drivers are spending more than they need to, to get the job done. Stay on top of the times that they’re refilling and handle any refill situations before they become a serious issue, all with the help of your fleet card.

 

Reeder Distributors Inc. Can Help

If your fleet isn’t currently using fleet readers on their drives, then it’s time you start. The team at Reeder Distributors Inc. can help get you set up with fleet readers so that you can enhance the efficiency of your team and ensure that all trucks and drivers are being taken care of. Contact us today with any questions or inquiries that you may have regarding our fleet readers.

We were only able to cover two of the features that you’ll fall in love with when using a fleet reader card, so make sure to check up on our next blog post where we’ll cover the additional two reasons that you could benefit from this tool as a fleet manager.