Retail vs. Our Fuel Management
If you are a business currently using or considering a fuel management solution incumbent on retail fueling locations, then be aware of the potential hazards. In these environments, your fuel purchasing program is compromised by the following factors:
Inability to restrict product grades at the dispenser
Drivers are able to purchase mid-grade or premium, which can increase your per gallon cost by as much as $.30 alone! Detection is only after the fact at the time of billing.
Transactions involve c-store clerks who disregard your fuel purchasing policies
Store owners and clerks care more about making money than enforcing your fuel purchasing policies. They have no risk, and often facilitate abuse for their own personal gain.
Ability for clerks to add non-fuel items to the transaction
C-stores are laden with temptation for drivers who abuse your fuel purchasing rules by adding beer, cigarettes, snacks, soda, gloves and much more to your fuel bill.
Ability for clerks to disguise non-fuel items as fuel
One of the most insidious abuses of a fuel management program is when clerks convert non-fuel items into fuel. The only possible detection is through detailed MPG analysis.
Increased labor expense and lost productivity due to congested facility and waiting in line to pay
Retail stores often add between 10 to 20 minutes to the fueling event over a Pacific Pride Commercial Fueling location.
Insufficient information reporting necessary to detect abuse
Many retail fueling options fail to report time, date, gallons, product grade, price per gallon, odometer reading, or tax breakout’s, all of which is critical to managing a fleet.