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9 Fuel-Saving Tips for Fleets
It’s an understatement to say that fuel is a significant expense for fleet managers. It makes up a notable portion of the budget for trucking businesses of any size. If you’re looking for a way to save money on fuel,…
November 8, 2022
Kwik Trip Joins TCS Fuel Discount Network
TCS Fuel Welcomes Kwik Trip and Kwik Star to Growing Discount Network Carriers can now save money at the diesel pump at more than 1,500 truck stops nationwide MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE – TransConnect Services (TCS), an industry leader in over-the-road fleet…
September 15, 2022
With today’s unsteady fuel prices, filling up at the pump can seem pretty scary for your trucking company’s fuel budget. Using fuel is unavoidable — your small business and drivers’ livelihoods depend on driving trucks from point A to point…
September 7, 2022
It’s a simple equation: You own a trucking company + you haul loads + you purchase fuel to haul those loads = you pay fuel taxes. That means you file quarterly International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) reports. If you’ve never filed IFTA reports, or if you keep stumbling your way through them, we have answers to frequent questions about filing – what you need, where to get it, what are the deadlines, and where to file.
June 24, 2022
How to Prevent Zelle Fraud
Instant digital payment systems, like Zelle®, are a new and popular method to easily transfer money. They’re also gaining popularity with scammers – they’re using Zelle to trick you into unknowingly withdraw funds from your bank account. The following information and resources will help you spot the signs of this type of scam and allow you to protect yourself and your trucking company from becoming a victim.
June 17, 2022
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
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