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5 Ways a Fleet Card Program Can Improve Efficiency in 2023

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As we approach the end of 2022, are you looking for some innovative ways to welcome the new year with better productivity and optimized operations? In today’s rush, rush, rush world, any convenience or advantage we can find to make the path a little smoother and more efficient is a welcome one. In a nutshell, that’s what a fleet card program can do for you. If you are managing over-the-road drivers, fleets of work trucks, or even equipment, then you may need to explore the benefits of a fleet card program. Maybe you already have a fuel fleet card program. If so, you should regularly compare the costs and benefits of your program to others available to make sure you are getting the best deal.

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South Texas Diesel Supply Shortage Update

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How Will ‘Diesel Shortages’ Affect South Texas Diesel Fuel Buyers?

There has been a lot of buzz lately about a “Diesel Shortage” but what does that really mean? Below are a few quick details you should know along with tips for diesel buyers to make sure they have enough fuel to keep their equipment and fleets going.

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What to Look for in a Fuels and Lubricants Supplier in Texas

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As a Texas business owner or company decision maker, it’s your job to seek out partnerships with vendors that give you a competitive advantage. After all, if you are pledging to use a product or buy supplies from a vendor, you expect to get value beyond just a fair price in return. The bottom line is making sure your operations, and more importantly, your profit and loss statement stay healthy by finding partners you can count on to provide necessary supplies when and where you need it.

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4 Benefits of Jobsite Fueling

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What if you were costing your company extra money every day and you didn’t even know it?

That’s what happens when you don’t take all the necessary and available steps to keep your company competitive. When we talk about taking advantage of short-cuts to benefit the bottom line, we aren’t talking about shoddy work or substandard materials. We are talking about making positive choices, like jobsite fueling, that result in monetary and budgetary savings. There are several ways jobsite fueling can have a positive impact on your bottom line; some are more obvious than others. One of the most important ways job site fueling can have an impact on your day-to-day business is sourcing your fuel from a well-known and reliable partner. Let’s take a look at 4 ways jobsite fueling can give your company a competitive edge.

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Finding a Match Between You and Your Wholesale Fuel Supplier

Are you in the market for a new wholesale fuel supplier? Choosing one poses many questions, but if you follow these suggestions, you and your company will be sure to make the right choice.

In these uncertain times, trucking companies and companies with small fleets have been a life force for many businesses that have depended on delivery of services and products. Without them we wouldn’t have had groceries or other needed supplies during this Covid 19 pandemic. Today and everyday, we depend on truckers to be on the roads taking care of these necessary deliveries. From large trucking companies to the small family owned fleets, fuel supply should not be an added worry.

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Best Commercial Fueling Options For Your Business

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Most truckers know what a commercial fuel stop looks like. Some commercial truck stops offer one side for regular passenger vehicles and one side for commercial trucks and other larger vehicles, such as RVs.

You’ll find fueling stops that cater only to one or the other - most drivers of large commercial vehicles prefer to avoid passenger vehicles at their fueling stops. The aim of most businesses is to get fueled and get the driver back on the road to deliver or pick up whatever is needed to get the job done.

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Fleet Fuel Management - Making It Work For You

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Operating a business with fleet vehicles comes with its many challenges. Understanding your business fueling goals and choosing the right management system will optimize your fuel consumption and simplify your accounting procedures.

What if you could fuel your fleet, monitor your fuel inventory and access your billing, all with one system? Here, we will detail the benefits of using our fleet fuel management system and how you can improve your daily operations.

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Cummins and Power Service - Two Names You Can Trust

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One hundred years and counting, Cummins has long since been legendary with its diesel engine manufacturing. It is no mistake that Cummins would endorse Power Service and add their diesel fuel additives to their broad portfolio of power solutions. Power Service, a third-generation veteran and family-owned company, shares the same mission as Cummins, and that is to provide the most technologically advanced products and services that power the future and improve people’s lives.  

Cummins’ commitment to developing not only engine design, but the turbochargers, fuel system, and after treatment systems, perfectly match the defining qualities of Power Service’s esteemed product line of diesel fuel additives. You can’t have peak performance with your diesel engine unless it is maintained with the proper products. These year-round enhancers are a game-changer in the fleet industry.

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Additives or No Additives This Summer - That is the Question…

Additives or No Additives This Summer  - That is the Question…

It is true that using fuel additives in the winter months is a more common practice to reduce fuel system problems, but is it becoming more popular for fleets to use year-round additives? The answer to this question is arguable by some. We will investigate the benefits of using fuel additives and what makes them popular so that you can make the right decisions for your fleet.

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Three Reasons Why A Fleet Card Is Better Than A Gas Card

Three Reasons Why A Fleet Card Is Better Than A Gas Card

As a decision maker who deals with employees who require your money to do their job, you need to find ways to ensure that when your financial resources are in an employee’s hands, you maintain control over how those resources are used.

When you have drivers and other employees who need fuel, you have several choices. You can let the employees’ expense those costs out of their own pockets and then reimburse them later upon receipt. Or you can hand over a credit card or a fuel card and trust that employees won’t take advantage by spending your money on unapproved items. Another choice is to enroll your business in a trusted, reputable company that issues fleet cards.

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Tips To Reduce Diesel Fuel Related Engine Problems

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Let’s face it – a malfunctioning diesel engine is not only a waste of time, it can be expensive to repair and have impacts on your financial bottom line. When your diesel equipment breaks down, you lose valuable time on the job. And diesel repairs can be complicated and costly.

Diesel engines are not like other engines. For example, they require special care in intense weather conditions. Although diesel engines can last longer than gasoline engines, their fuel pumps are intricate and expensive. Engines that are powered by gasoline, which is detergent-like, need care more often since the gasoline washes away oil from engine components, but engines powered by the light oil in diesel continually lubricates important parts. Power Service diesel fuel additive can help.

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Fleet Managers’ Top Fuel Savings Tips for 2020

Whether managing on-road or-off road equipment fleets, every fleet manager should be looking for the most effective way to reduce fuel costs. And while there’s no way for fleet managers to directly control the cost of the fuel market, there are likely techniques, actionable behaviors and even tools to help optimize every driver or equipment operator’s fuel efficiency. At Bear Oil Company, we are here to help reduce your fuel expenses with quality affordable delivered fuel and lubricants.

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Eliminating Confusion when Selecting the Right Lubricant

The function of a lubricant is pretty simple when you think about it.  It’s mostly about reducing the friction between moving parts and surfaces, but lubrication also plays a myriad of other roles, including reducing the wear and tear of equipment, increasing viscosity, protecting against corrosion, reducing contamination by moving foreign particles, and distributing heat. 

Whether you are managing a fleet or servicing machinery in the field, the need for proper lubrication on all of your equipment is crucial to maximize efficiency and limit downtime. This becomes challenging, given the wide array of lubricants available and the number of truck and equipment models. It is imperative to match the proper lubricant with each manufacturer’s specifications.

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Are On-Site Fueling Service Worth It?

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Fuel costs are an unfortunate necessity of doing business for most businesses today. Fleet managers are well aware that fuel expenses can account for some of the biggest expenses in the budget. The pressure is always on to reduce expenses and find fuel costs savings that will add profit to the company’s bottom line. That’s where on-site fueling service comes into play!

The financial cost of fuel, the time it takes to fill tanks, and resources used to fill up company vehicles and equipment are often bettered leveraged through convenient, on-site fueling services.

Fleet Managers are tasked with answering a tough question. Is on-site fueling service worth it for my company? There are many variables to take into consideration. Deciding on whether to invest in on-site fueling can be dependent on company size, current company fueling needs, projected fueling needs, current company equipment and infrastructure just to name a few.

On-site fueling and service is an investment. Cost of equipment, tank installation, along with continued ongoing maintenance and monitoring needs to be accounted for when deciding if and when to invest. The return on the investment will be actualized with a reduction in fuel costs. The savings can be significant if done correctly.

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Buy The Correct Lubricants For Your Exact Application Need

Buy The Correct Lubricants For Your Exact Application Need

Bear Oil Company inventories a variety of bulk and packaged lubricants to meet a diversity of industry application needs. So whether you need gasoline, diesel oils, transmission fluids, hydraulic fluids, antifreeze, turbine oils, aviation lubricants, fire-resistant oils, industrial lubricants, compressor lubricants, dry film lubricants, metal working fluids or corrosion preventives, Bear Oil is your single source supplier.

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Monitor Your Tanks & Increase Efficiency

Monitor Your Tanks & Increase Efficiency

With considerable advancements seen in technology, businesses utilizing, fuel and lubricant tanks are moving towards better data to maximize efficiency and gain a competitive edge. Tank monitoring can improve full truckload deliveries, reduce costs with price-driven deliveries and with customer monitoring to deter theft or fraudulent use of contents.

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The Benefits Of Fleet Fueling

The Benefits Of Fleet Fueling

Fleet managers looking for ways to control expenses should look to fleet fueling as the ideal solution to control and track fuel consumption, improve employee expense management and make the entire process more efficient.

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