One vehicle is easy to manage. You can access money when the tank needs to be refilled and coordinate who will drive. However, when one vehicle grows into a fleet, the same ad-hoc planning doesn’t work. There is a complex schedule and different vehicles use fuel at different rates and therefore will need more gas at different times. It can be hard not fall into the minutiae of all this scheduling and doling out cash, causing you to lose sight of the big picture. But it doesn’t have to be and it may be time to consider a fleet card service.
Imagine all your drivers having their own prepaid card for fuel purchases that you can add money to as needed. You can look through the records to see how much is being spent on gas in total as well as how much is being spent per vehicle. If there is an emergency, it is easily handled by transferring some more funds with the click of a button. You may still need to figure out the schedule so the drivers know when they’re working, but the money part is now a snap.
This kind of easy and organized set up is not expensive or difficult. PEX Card works with businesses to offer just this kind of service with useful features meant for the business owner with more important things to worry about then handing out the gas money. For more information about how PEX Card can help your business, watch the product demo. Toffer Grant is PEX's Founder and CEO. He founded PEX in 2006 as a prepaid card solution for small businesses. His background in the prepaid industry began at Clarity Payment Solutions, where he initiated 65 prepaid card programs in consumer, corporate, and emerging verticals of the prepaid card industry.