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A Fuel Card
We all know credit and debit cards. They are part of our daily lives. In fact, some of us rarely use cash for any purchases anymore. But what is a fuel card? Well, a fuel card is a payment card primarily used to buy diesel fuel. You can also use a fuel card to access cash and pay for other trucking related products and services, according to the controls set by the fleet owner. But wait a minute, is a fuel card the same thing as a gas credit card? No. While you could certainly use a regular gas credit card to purchase diesel fuel, you would be missing out on two key benefits of having a fuel card – savings per gallon of diesel and security controls. So, we’re about to walk you through the features and benefits of having a fuel card for truckers and trucking companies.
May 11, 2022
TCS Fuel Mobile App
That smart phone in your pocket is your everything device, especially since all of us at TCS Fuel made sure to empower our TCS Mobile App with all you need to fuel up with confidence and convenience. Now you can fund your cash secured TCS Fuel Card even easier with Zelle® powered by blynk™ in your TCS Mobile App. Zelle powered by blynk payments are quickly becoming a favorite feature on the TCS Mobile App. But there are more favorite features on the app and we take a look at each one.
April 11, 2022
IFTA Tax
It’s IFTA time for truckers. Quarterly reports for the International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) are a four- times-a-year requirement for trucking companies and owner-operators. If you haul loads from state to state, you file IFTA reports. Get the deadline dates and learn how the TCS Fuel Card can make filing easier.
December 2, 2021
Cardless Fueling
TransConnect Services (TCS), an industry leader in over-the-road fleet diesel fuel discounts and fuel expense management, is introducing a new Cardless Fueling experience that gives carriers a quicker, more secure, and more convenient way to save on fuel. TCS’s innovative digital platform combines a simplified online setup process with just-in-time digital funding options and industry-leading diesel discounts at more than 1,000 in-network locations. The TCS Cardless Fueling technology allows carriers to quickly setup their account online, activate the diesel pump from the comfort of their cabs and gain immediate access to fuel discounts at TA®, Petro Stopping Centers®, and TA Express® locations nationwide.
October 14, 2021
Highway Trust Fund
With the unveiling of President Biden’s proposed infrastructure plan in April, all eyes are focused on the continuing need for repair, maintenance, and construction of bridges, roads, and highways across the country. So, this is a good time to look at the decades old Highway Trust Fund and the ongoing gas tax. What is the Highway Trust Fund? What does it pay for? How much are gas taxes and what do they pay for? We have answers for you.
June 16, 2021
Do Truck Drivers Pay for Fuel
Truck drivers, owner-operators, and trucking companies all pay for fuel. That’s a given. But how do each of them pay for fuel and how important are diesel discounts right at the pump? Because diesel fuel is one of the largest expenses of hauling loads, saving money each time the tank gets filled up is super important. So, we decided to look at the type of drivers and how they usually pay for fuel, and how the TCS Fuel Card can be customized for all truckers.
April 20, 2021
Truck APU
For many truckers, their 18-wheelers become their homes away from home during those long hauls. That means they spend their rest periods inside the truck sleeping, relaxing, and even watching TV. Why shouldn’t truckers on the road enjoy some of the creature comforts of home? Well, they can with a Auxiliary Power Units (APUs). APUs bring creature comforts to truckers on long hauls.
March 15, 2021
Trucking Fuel Cards & Fuel Prices Explained
We’re dedicated to helping you save money on fuel, but just how much money can be saved using a fuel card? Let us explain how diesel fuel prices are determined, why the price of fuel changes, and best of all – how to easily find the best fuel discount in your area! (WITH VIDEO)
February 19, 2021
IFTA Report
It’s IFTA time for truckers. Quarterly reports for the International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) are a four- times-a-year requirement for trucking companies and owner-operators. If you haul loads from state to state, you file IFTA reports. Get the deadline dates and learn how the TCS Fuel Card can make filing easier.
January 24, 2021
Weight Scale
We Americans love our trucks – from the sturdy pickup to the mighty 18-wheeler. Trucks are a symbol of Americana. They represent the hard-work, can-do attitude that has been a hallmark of this country for many decades. Americans also love truckers, especially since trucks move 71% of all the freight in this country. That means most of us use something in our daily lives that gets to us by a trucker. Yet perhaps many folks see a truck and, well, just see a truck. Trucks, however, are varied vehicles. They have different weights and purposes and get classified differently depending on both.
June 22, 2020